Course Requirements

Master's

M.Sc. students must complete a minimum of 45 credits in order to graduate from the program. 9 of the total credits relate to coursework and 36 are research credits.

Coursework

It is recommended that you take at least 1 course per semester.

You are strongly encouraged to complete all of your courses before your M.Sc. thesis seminar, because as of that point, you will be in 'Thesis Evaluation.'

You may choose to complete your 9 credits of coursework via one of the following ways:

OPTION 1

NEUR 630 Principles of Neuroscience 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
or 
NEUR 631 Principles of Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


and
2 elective courses

OPTION 2

NEUR 630 Principles of Neuroscience 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


and
NEUR 631 Principles of Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


and
1 elective course

It may be possible to request an exemption from NEUR 630 and/or NEUR 631. Read through our course exemptions section.

Effective as of September 2010, all IPN students must complete the NEUR 705 course in order to graduate from the program. 

NEUR 705 is a research course worth zero credits. The objectives of NEUR 705 are to teach and familiarize students on the responsible conduct of research, so that they are able to identify and assess ethical issues that may arise in research, and handle research integrity conflicts that may arise in their own work/studies.More information on the course is available here

 

Research Credits

M.Sc. students must complete 36 research credits. Below is the recommended order by which you can register for the research credits:

SEMESTER RESEARCH CREDIT
1
NEUR 697 Master's Thesis Proposal 9 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

2
NEUR 698 Master's Seminar Presentation 9 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3
NEUR 699 Master's Thesis Submission 12 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

NEUR 696 Master's Thesis Research 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

(The semester you plan on transferring to the Ph.D. program)
Applicable only to M.Sc. students planning to fast-track to the Ph.D. program
NEUR 700 Doctoral Candidacy Examination
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Doctoral

Ph.D. students do not have a minimum number of credits they need to complete in order to graduate from the program. They must complete 4 in-class courses. There are no research credits they need to complete.

IPN PH.D. COURSELOAD

NEUR 630 Principles of Neuroscience 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


and
NEUR 631 Principles of Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


and
2 elective courses

It may be possible to request an exemption from NEUR 630 and/or NEUR 631. Read through our course exemptions section.

Effective as of September 2010, all IPN students must complete the NEUR 705 course in order to graduate from the program.

NEUR 705 is a research course worth zero credits. The objectives of NEUR 705 are to teach and familiarize students on the responsible conduct of research, so that they are able to identify and assess ethical issues that may arise in research, and handle research integrity conflicts that may arise in their own work/studies. More information on the course is available here.

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