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MSc/PhD Programs

The CRN is looking for highly-motivated students with a strong academic record and a keen interest in neuroscience. To become an MSc or PhD graduate student at the CRN, you must enroll at McGill University through the Integrated Program in Neurosciences.

Or, you can apply through other McGill Departments with which your chosen faculty member is affiliated (see CRN Research Groups for the affiliations of each investigator). The departments include:

 Before you apply

1. Read about CRN Research Groups and review our publications to determine which area(s) of our research interest you the most.

2. Consider the most appropriate Program or Department for you, based on the academic affiliations of your proposed supervisor, and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria.

3. Explore studentship funding opportunities and eligibility through these organizations or others.

4. Contact our faculty members by email, providing the following information:

  • A cover letter describing who you are, and specifically mentioning why you want to join their research group at CRN.
  • A conventional resume or CV detailing your education, employment, and research experience, plus any other details that you think are relevant to your application.
  • An unofficial transcript of your academic record.

5. Please understand that our investigators are not always able to respond to every applicant because:

  • We receive many applications. 
  • There are a limited number of MSc or PhD positions available. 
  • These positions are highly competitive. 

Additional Resources

Visit Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at McGill. There you can also follow social media about grad life at McGill that includes blogs, Facebook, twitter and Flickr.

Check out the Postgraduate Student Society. This is the representative body for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at McGill, and their events can be followed on Facebook.

Need more information?

Our investigators can respond to your remaining questions regarding their research, academic program requirements, funding opportunities, or about the learning environment at the CRN. For additional information contact the CRN office.