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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Program in Neuroscience and Behavior

Amherst, MA

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst / Program in Neuroscience and Behavior is located in Amherst, MA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Animal behavior and learning
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular and cellular neuroscience
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neuroendocrinology
Master of Science (MS) Neuroscience and behavior
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sensorimotor, cognitive, and computational neuroscience
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neural and behavioral development

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in psychology, biology, or mathematics (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

127
Applied
14
Accepted
7
Enrolled
11%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in psychology, biology, or mathematics (recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 14
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

30
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.33%
Black or African American 3.33%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 3.33%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Location & Contact

Address Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Dr. Melinda Novak
Graduate Program Director
Email: nsb@bio.umass.edu
Phone: 413-545-2046
Fax: 413-545-3243

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