Interested in a Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Neuroscience?
• The Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) at McGill University is an inter-disciplinary, inter-departmental graduate program, that produces world-class neuroscientists.
• IPN provides graduate training in the outstanding research environments of McGill university and the city of Montreal, which has the highest concentration of neuroscientists in North America.
• Internationally renowned, McGill University has a rich history of achievements in neuroscience.
• With over 300 graduate students and more than 180 supervisors, the Integrated Program in Neuroscience is one of the largest neuroscience graduate programs in North America.
Diversity of Research
With so many professors to choose from, neuroscience training within the IPN spans the full spectrum of research fields, from cellular and molecular neuroscience to behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.
Networking within IPN
In addition to laboratory research, the IPN offers an extensive range of courses, hosts an annual Neuroscience Retreat and maintains a seminar program to facilitate communication between students in different neuroscience disciplines.
Neuroscience trainees from McGill have gone on to successful careers in academia and industry. McGill and IPN are aware of the importance of developing professional, non-academic skills for your employment prospects. Numerous, free workshops are offered to all our graduate students to help you become sought-after graduates.
Requirements for Graduation
See McGill through the eyes of its students
Take a look at McGill up close and see what undergraduate and graduate students have to say about their experiences. Click the image below to watch the video on YouTube.
McGill University is located in downtown Montreal, one of the most unique, cosmopolitan and vibrant cities in North America. The city boasts exceptional cultural diversity and the prevalence of the French language and culture gives it a distinctly European ambiance.
Quality of Life
Montreal was ranked number 1 city for international students, beating of 70 others according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 2013.
There are many downtown clubs and active local music and arts scenes. Summer activities in Montreal include the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival, the Montreal International Film Festival and numerous other smaller events.
Many students who work on the main campus live downtown, within 10-20 minutes walk of their labs. The Douglas Hospital and the Lady Davis Institute, two other important sites of IPN neuroscience research are a short drive from downtown - or easily reachable via public transportation.
Cost of Living
Apartments are plentiful near the main campus. Rents are surprisingly low compared to other major North American cities. Your stipend will get you further than you think!
Browse McGill's new viewbooks here for more information!
McGill Viewbook - English [.pdf]
McGill Viewbook - Français [.pdf]
Interested in a Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Neuroscience? You need to find a supervisor!
Click the image below to see the list of all IPN Supervisors (opens in a new tab/window).
IPN Supervisor Database
Currently, more than 180 Professors from various departments, hospitals and research institutes are supervisors in the IPN.
It is not compulsory to have found a supervisor at the time of application. However, all students must find an IPN supervisor with stipend funding (although IPN always encourages all its students to apply for external awards) before they can enter the program. Our office will work to ensure that all applicants have an equal opportunity of obtaining a lab placement/supervisor by listing acceptable files on our database for supervisors to view; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of applicants and researchers to make contact with each other to arrange for such placements.
The IPN Letter of Agreement between Supervisor and Student
|IPN has implemented a Letter of Agreement (LoA) that must be accepted by student and supervisor, before the supervisor may take on the student. Once filled out by the supervisor, the letter should detail what is expected of the student, e.g. the number of hours to work in the lab, conference attendance policy, lab policy on publications etc. The LoA was introduced to protect both student and supervisor in case of conflict, and also to clarify the nature of how each lab is run. Students MUST read this carefully. If a student thinks some of the expectations are unreasonable, they should be negotiated with the supervisor before the student agrees to the letter. A blank copy of the Letter of Agreement can be found here: mcgill_ipn_loa_signup_form.pdf|