Neuroscience 5-Year Master’s Program (4+1)

Program Description 4+1

The 4+1 Master in Neuroscience Program offers outstanding Temple University Neuroscience majors the opportunity to earn both the Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and the Master of Science in Neuroscience in just 5 years. Admission to the program is highly selective.  The program is designed to provide a research-intensive experience, advanced coursework, and professional development to students who intend to pursue doctoral studies in any of the academic Neuroscience disciplines.

The accelerated 4+1 MS degree program will consist of a maximum of 113 semester hours of undergraduate coursework, a maximum of 10 semester hours of graduate coursework to count towards both the undergraduate and the graduate degrees and an additional 20 semester hours of graduate coursework as a graduate student. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, students will receive a B.S. in Neuroscience, using 10 credits of graduate coursework, if they have met all other degree requirements.  At the end of the contiguous fifth year, students will receive a M.S. in Neuroscience.

Students apply to the 4+1 program in the spring semester of the junior year after completing a minimum of 72 undergraduate credits. Additionally, students must have a faculty sponsor who has agreed to mentor the student’s master’s project research during the four-semester program.

Admission Requirements

  • Neuroscience GPA 3.67
  • Overall GPA 3.67
  • A mentorship agreement from the faculty sponsor

Applications

Applications are due April 1, 2017.

Student Application Materials

Assemble and submit the following materials as email attachments to Neuro@Temple.edu.

All materials must be submitted in a single email.

  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts
  • 4+1 Application Form (download)
  • Signed Faculty Sponsor Agreement (download)
  • A personal statement describing the reasons for pursuing a master’s degree, current research interests, research experience, and future career goals

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation from Temple University faculty are required. At least one letter must be from a faculty member affiliated with the CLA Neuroscience Program. Please request that faculty recommenders submit the letter as an email attachment to Neuro@Temple.edu, with the applicant’s full name in the subject line.

4+1 Program Contact Information

Program Directors

Vinay Parikh, Ph.D.
Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Office Phone: 215-204-1572
Email: parikh10@temple.edu

Debra Bangasser, Ph.D.
873 Weiss Hall
1701 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Office Phone: 215-204-1015
Email: debra.bangasser@temple.edu

Academic Advisor

Sarah Mclaughlin
638 Weiss Hall Room
1701 N 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Office Phone: 215-204-3441
Email: smclaughlin@temple.edu