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Medical Neuroscience
School of Medicine

Departmental E-mail: snri [at] iupui [dot] edu

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(Please note that when conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, The University Graduate School’s staff use those requirements contained only in The University Graduate School Bulletin.)



Degrees Offered

Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.

Special Program Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biological sciences, phys­ics, mathematics, engineering, or psychology, which includes courses in general chemistry (8 credit hours), organic chemistry (8 credit hours), physics (4 credit hours), biological sciences (8 credit hours), and mathematics through calculus. Promising students may be accepted even though certain undergraduate prerequisites may be lacking, but they must remove deficien­cies during the first year of graduate study. The Graduate Re­cord Examination General Test results must be available before applicants will be considered for admission.

Master of Science Degree

Course Requirements

A total of 30 credit hours, including at least 17 credit hours of approved courses and 3 credit hours of research.



Final Examination

Comprehensive oral examination.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Course Requirements

A total of 90 credit hours, including dissertation. A minimum of 34 credit hours must be in course work, the remainder in research.


Twelve (12) credit hours must be taken in one of the basic sciences associated with the Medical Neurobiology Program: anatomy, biochemistry, biology, medical genetics, microbiology and immunology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology and biophysics, and psychology. The minor can also be fulfilled by taking G715, G716, and G717.

Qualifying Examination

Written and oral.

Final Examination

Oral defense of dissertation.

Core courses include N800, N801, F850, N612, G743, N614, G744, N616, G745, N711, N715, G504, G505. Additional appropriate courses in the Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pharma­cology and Toxicology, Physiology and Biophysics, and Psychol­ogy will be accepted for credit toward the major with prior approval of the student’s advisor.

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