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Neuroscience

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.Sc.

Members

Professors Emeriti

C. M. Clark, B. Gorzalka, C. McIntosh, J. G. McLarnon, W. K. Milsom, J. J. Oger, A. Rose, D. R. Stapells, J. Weinberg.

Professors

V. J. Auld, K. G. Baimbridge, J. J. S. Barton, L. Boyd, B. E. Cairns, N. Cashman, J. Church, A. M. Craig, M. S. Cynader, A. Diamond, K. Dorovini-Zis, D. Doudet, J. Eng, J. T. Enns, E. Eich, S. Floresco, L. A. M. Galea, D. Giaschi, D. Goldowitz, P. Graf, C. Gregory-Evans, R. Grunau, K. Haas, T. Handy, M. R. Hayden, R. Holt, W. G. Honer, J. Illes, T. Inglis, S. J. Kehl, A. Kingstone, A. V. Krassioukov, U. Kumar, R. Lam, B. Leavitt, P. C. K. Leung, B. A. MacVicar, J. A. Matsubara, M. J. McKeown, R. S. Molday, T. H. Murphy, C. C. G. Naus, T. Oberlander, T. O'Connor, D. Pai, P. Pavlidis, A. Phillips, C. H. Rankin, L. A. Raymond, P. B. Reiner, A. J. Roskams, B. R. Sastry, J. Seamans, C. Shaw, E. M. Simpson, T. Snutch, P. J. Soja, K. Soma, W. Song, N. V. Swindale, J. Steeves, J. Stoessl, W. Tetzlaff, H. Tremlett, S. R. Vincent, Y. T. Wang, L. M. Ward, C. Wellington, J. Werker, L. N. Yatham.

Associate Professors Emeriti

R. M. Douglas.

Associate Professors

E. Accili, D. Allan, J. Austin, S. Bamji, A. Barr, K. Christoff, R. Hsiung, W. Jia, L. F. Kastrukoff, K. Y. N. Kwok, O. Moritz, H. Moukhles, E. Ngan, J. R. O'Kusky, M. Ramer, R. Rensink, R. Tam, A. L. Traboulsee, V. Viau, C. Winstanley, T. Woodward.

Assistant Professors

C. Beasley, I. Oruc, M. Spering, N. Virji-Babul.

Program Overview

The Neuroscience program is administered by the Neuroscience Advisory Committee which is responsible to the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The Neuroscience program is flexible and is intended to accommodate the diverse background of students wishing to enter it, and also takes into account the broad nature of neuroscience research. The program accepts applicants with undergraduate majors in a variety of disciplines including but not restricted to biology, biochemistry, computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, neurosciences, pharmacology, physics, physiology, psychology, and zoology. Applicants who are not graduates of a Canadian or American university are required to take the Graduate Records Examination (GRE); students whose first language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Graduates with a professional degree (M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M.) may also be accepted into the program.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites include either a master's degree, or a bachelor's degree with first class standing or equivalent. Transfer from the M.Sc. to the Ph.D. program is permitted under Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies regulations.

Acceptance into the program is dependent upon:

  • meeting the general entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies,
  • acceptance by the Neuroscience Admissions Committee, and
  • acceptance from a faculty member willing to act as the student's supervisor in a graduate program in Neuroscience.

Program Requirements

The student's graduate program will be decided upon by the student and the student's supervisory committee. The program aims for flexibility so that the individual needs of students with different interests in neuroscience can, as far as possible, be accommodated.

Courses taken at other universities or during an undergraduate program will be taken into consideration in planning core course curriculum.

All doctoral students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

Master of Science

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites include a bachelor's degree or its academic equivalent in a related subject.

Admission to the M.Sc. requires an overall average of 80% or better in all third- and fourth-year courses expected for entry into the program.

Acceptance into the program is dependent upon:

  • meeting the general entrance requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies,
  • acceptance by the Neuroscience Admissions Committee, and
  • acceptance from a faculty member willing to act as the student's supervisor in a graduate program in Neuroscience.

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. program consists of at least 18 credits of coursework, usually taken in the first year (no more than 6 credits at the 300- or 400-level), and a 12-credit research thesis, for a total of 30 credits.

The graduate program will be decided upon by the student and their supervisory committee. The program aims for flexibility so that the individual needs of students with different interests in neuroscience can, as far as possible, be accommodated.

Contact Information

Graduate Program in Neuroscience
3402-2215 Wesbrook Mall, DM Centre for Brain Health
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
Tel: 604.822.7375
Fax: 604.822.0361
Email: ubc.neuroscience@ubc.ca
Web: www.neuroscience.ubc.ca
Tina Tang, Graduate Program Coordinator

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