St. John's College of Liberal Arts and SciencesQueens Campus
Earn a master's degree in Neuroscience from St. John's University in New York City!
Neuroscience is the branch of the sciences that studies the relationship between the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of nerves, nervous tissue, and diseases. Through the Master of Science (M.S.) in Neuroscience at St. John’s , you can prepare for a career in this growing interdisciplinary field.
In the degree program, you acquire the critical, analytical, and decision-making skills that will help you find careers in research, government, pharmacy, and biotechnology. We welcome applicants with backgrounds in the natural, physical, and social sciences who wish to expand their career options to the field of neuroscience.
The M.S. in Neuroscience at St. John’s allows you to design a curriculum that best fits your individual interests and career goals. You may pursue either the 30-credit thesis option or the 33-credit non-thesis option and may complete an internship or supervised research to further develop your skills.
At St. John's, you benefit from the collaborative and cutting-edge research of our Neuroscience Research Group.
Dr. Yong Yu
Program Director and Professoryuy2@stjohns.edu
The M.S. in Neuroscience is designed to provide natural, physical, and social scientists who wish to expand their career options to the field of neuroscience.
Applicants must present a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, as well as 3.0 or better in the major discipline.
Graduate Admission InformationOffice of Graduate Admission
The M.S. in Neuroscience offers both a 33-credit non-thesis option and a 30-credit thesis option. The program’s culminating experience includes a choice of a capstone project, comprehensive examination, or thesis, which you will select in consultation with your advisor. For example, if you wish to pursue further graduate study, we encourage you to complete a thesis. If you are a professional already working as a research technician or hope to become a research technician, you may wish to complete a comprehensive examination as your culminating experience.
If you elect the non-thesis option, you also have the option of completing an internship or independent study to enhance your research and professional development.
St. John’s University offers competitive graduate assistantships to qualified full-time applicants. These positions typically include tuition remission and a stipend. Read more about Graduate Assistantships.
Graduate Financial Aid
Learn more about additional forms of financial aid available to St. John’s graduate students.
As a professional with a graduate degree in Neuroscience, you may work as a research scientist for a private research institution or government agency. You may also pursue administrative positions in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Opportunities exist within industry and related allied health fields, including as a research lab technician or pharmaceutical sales representative.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in fields related to neuroscience is expected to grow faster than average through 2026: 13 percent for medical scientists (including neuroscientists), 10 percent for natural science managers, and 20 percent for medical and health services managers.
At St. John’s University, research in the field of neuroscience spans across the disciplines of psychology, biology, speech-language pathology, and art.
Our multi-disciplinary faculty are active in their fields and recruit students to participate in their research laboratories.
If you are interested in learning more about their research, please visit the Neuroscience Research Group page.