University of Pittsburgh

Department of Neuroscience

Master's Guidelines

Table of Contents

1. Overall Objectives of the Master’s Degree Program »

2. Purpose of this Document »

2.1. Changes to the Guidelines

3. Faculty Advisors »

3.1. Director of the Master’s Degree Program

3.2. Research Advisor

4. Master's Degree Program »

4.1. Overview of Requirements

4.2. Yearly Sequence of Requirements and Expectations

4.2.1. Entering Students

4.2.2. First Year

4.2.3. Second Year

5. Components of the Plan of Study »

5.1. Research

5.2. Core Curriculum in Neuroscience

5.3. Electives and Tutorials

5.4. Statistics

5.5. Journal Club

5.6. Neuroscience Seminar Series

5.7. Ethics

6. Teaching by Graduate Students »

7. Yearly Student Progress Reports and Evaluation by Faculty »

7.1. Yearly Progress Reports

7.2. Yearly Evaluation

7.3. Mid-year Evaluation of First-Year Students

7.4. Termination of a Student from the Graduate Program

8. Special Status »

8.1. Leave of Absence

9. Examinations »

9.1. First Year Reprint Exam

9.2. Master’s Thesis and Defense

9.2.1. Master’s Committee

9.2.2. Proposal and Proposal Meeting

9.2.3. Data Meetings

9.2.4. Thesis

9.2.5. Application for Graduation

9.2.6. Announcement of Thesis Defense

9.2.7. Final Oral Examination