Undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences may pursue a BS/MS in neuroscience, which involves a year of intense research and seminars in addition to courses for the major. There are options for completing the program in 4, 4.5, or 5 years.

The principal aim of the BS/MS program is to allow students with a serious interest and commitment to pursuing research in a future MD, MD/PhD, or PhD program to spend a year conducting laboratory research full-time. Students are expected to concentrate fully on their research, attend seminars and journal clubs, and write extensively about their research and related topics.

The BS/MS program is structured to provide students with a genuine, intensive research experience in an area of systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, or cellular and molecular neuroscience.

The typical candidate is a junior or senior who has completed all required courses for the major and has a major GPA of at least 3.5. Applications are accepted each semester when the program administrator sends an email with specific due dates and requirements to students. Accepted students begin their research year the following semester. The program covers 50 percent of the tuition cost for a student once they have completed 8 semesters of undergraduate academic coursework.


Dr. Jay Baraban
BS/MS Program Director
[email protected]

Graduate Student Financial Aid