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Master’s of Science Degree

Currently, a Master’s of Science Degree in Neuroscience is only available for physician residents in Psychiatry. GPN does not accept applications for the Master of Science degree. 

Admission requirements are similar to those for the doctoral program; however, applicants must have Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from a nationally accredited program and be accepted as residents in the Psychiatry Residency Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. These master’s candidates will be supported from an NIMH Training Grant that is already in place at UIC that represents a specific initiative by the NIH to support the training of physician/scientists. No other candidates for a terminal Master of Science degree will be considered at this time; however, we are in the process of revising our MS program. Students with terminal master’s degrees do not command any additional advantage in competing for academic positions; entry level research assistant positions usually require no more than a Bachelor of Science degree. More appropriate master’s degree programs for students who wish to advance in industry or education are available in the Department of Biological Sciences or Psychology.

Contact Dr. Mark Rasenick for more specific information regarding the Master’s Program for Psychiatry residents.

Visit Mark Rasenick's Faculty Page