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Graduate Study

Admission and Registration

Degree Requirements

Fields of Study

Members of Graduate Studies Committees

Course Abbreviations

Chapter 4: Fields of Study


Degrees Offered

Master of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy

Facilities for Graduate Work

Facilities of this multidisciplinary program include those maintained by the participating programs in the Colleges of Pharmacy, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Education, and Communication.

Areas of Study

Neuroscience encompasses behavioral neuroscience, neurobiology, neuropharmacology, and cellular/molecular neuroscience. Studies in these areas are centered primarily in the graduate programs in psychology, pharmacy (medicinal chemistry and pharmacology), biological sciences, biomedical engineering, kinesiology and health education, microbiology, biochemistry, linguistics, communication sciences and disorders, and botany.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 1998-1999.

Creed W. Abell
Lawrence D. Abraham
Duane G. Albrecht
Abram Amsel
Karen Artzt
Nigel S. Atkinson
Lee E. Baker
Ronald E. Barr
George D. Bittner
Franklin H. Bronson
Craig A. Champlin
Lawrence K. Cormack
David P. Crews
Michael P. Domjan
Christine Duvauchelle
Carlton K. Erickson
Roger P. Farrar
Benito Fernandez
Wilson S. Geisler
Rueben A. Gonzales
Francisco Gonzalez-Lima
Paul D. Gottlieb
Adron Harris
Jody Jensen
Robert A. Josephs
Steven W. Leslie
Tom J. Mabry
Peter F. MacNeilage
Dennis McFadden
Cindy Nay Meston
Gary Miller
Richard A. Morrisett
Martin Poenie
George D. Pollak
Michael J. Ryan
Ann M. Scarborough
Timothy Schallert
Christine E. Schmidt
Jason B. Shear
Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
Harvey M. Sussman
Wesley J. Thompson
A. J. Welch
Richard E. Wilcox
Walter Wilczynski
Baxter F. Womack
Harold H. Zakon

Admission Requirements

The requirements of the Graduate School for admission into a Doctor of Philosophy degree program must be met. However, the qualifications of most admitted applicants exceed these minimum requirements. All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, usually in biological science, chemistry, experimental psychology, kinesiology, pharmacy, zoology, or biomedical engineering. Undergraduate preparation should include one year of chemistry, one year of biology, mathematics through calculus, one semester of cell biology, and one semester of experimental psychology. However, students without some of these prerequisites may be admitted on the condition that they make up any deficiencies during the first two years of study.

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts. The master's degree student must complete thirty semester hours of coursework and must submit a thesis based on individual research. The thirty hours include the core courses in neuroscience, Neuroscience 382T, 383T, 687K, and 390P.

Doctor of Philosophy. At least eighty-one semester hours of coursework are required, including Neuroscience 382T, 383T, 687K, and 390P. One goal of this requirement is to help the student prepare for the qualifying examinations, taken in the fall of the third year.

For More Information

Campus address: Institute for Neuroscience, Pharmacy Building (PHR) 2.222A, phone (512) 471-3640, fax (512) 471-2181

Mailing address: Institute for Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Austin, P O Box F, Austin, Texas 78713-7266

E-mail: ins_uta@psy.utexas.edu

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