NEUROSCIENCE

Michelle Marie Adams, Ph.D., Director

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

GRADUATE PROGRAM

The graduate program in neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with a broad background and training in the neuroscience field. Our mission is to provide students with the instruction, research experience, and mentoring they need to become leaders in research and education. Students will take a variety of courses that focus on both systems neuroscience and cellular and molecular neuroscience, as well as courses that are offered from different departments including Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics and Psychology among others. Areas of research include systems neuroscience, cellular and molecular neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, social neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, neuroengineering, neuroeconomics, neuroprosthetics and neurogenomics.

Master of Science in Neuroscience

Admission: All applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering or psychology or medicine or a related field. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: In addition to at least 21 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. Expected duration to complete the M.S. program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 590  Academic Practices      -  12
NSC 510  Sensory and Motor Systems Neuroscience  3    3  8
NSC 511  Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience  3    3  8
NSC 599  Neuroscience Master's Thesis      -  56
  Electives (2)      6  12
  Neurosciences Seminar      -  1
  Restricted Electives (3)      9  18

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system.

Elective Courses: Selected 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by different departments.

Restricted Elective Courses: Selected 5XX or higher level CS, EEE, IE, LAW, MBG, ME, MSN, NSC, PHYS and PSYC coded courses with at least 3 credits.

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience

Admission: All applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering or psychology or medicine or a related field. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: 21 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level or 42 credits of course work beyond the B.S. level is required. Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying exam and then must prepare a thesis work proposal. Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. A paper based on the candidate's thesis must be accepted or published in a reputable journal before the dissertation can be defended. The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters for students who enter the program after an M.S. degree, and ten semesters for those who enter after a B.S. degree. The maximum durations are 12 and 14 semesters, respectively.

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 690  Academic Practices      -  24
NSC 510  Sensory and Motor Systems Neuroscience  3    3  8
NSC 511  Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience  3    3  8
NSC 699  Neuroscience Ph.D. Dissertation      -  170
  Electives (3)      9  18
  Neurosciences Seminar      -  1
  Restricted Electives (2)      6  12

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (After a Bachelor's Degree)

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
GE 690  Academic Practices      -  24
NSC 510  Sensory and Motor Systems Neuroscience  3    3  8
NSC 511  Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience  3    3  8
NSC 699  Neuroscience Ph.D. Dissertation      -  170
  Electives (5)      15  30
  Neurosciences Seminars (2)      -  2
  Restricted Electives (7)      21  42

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system.

Elective Courses: Selected 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by different departments.

Restricted Elective Courses: Selected 5XX or higher level CS, EEE, IE, LAW, MBG, ME, MSN, NSC, PHYS and PSYC coded courses with at least 3 credits.


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