Neuroscience (Integrated Program)

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Neuroscience (Integrated Program)

Location

Location

  • Montreal Neurological Institute, Room 141
  • 3801 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 2B4
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-1905; 514-398-6243; or 514-398-1229
  • Fax: 514-398-4621
  • Email: ipn [at] mcgill.ca or ipn.admissions [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/ipn

About the Integrated Program in Neuroscience

About the Integrated Program in Neuroscience

Montreal is home to the largest concentration of neuroscientists in North America. Neuroscience research at McGill University is internationally renowned, and its Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) provides graduate training in this outstanding research environment. With approximately 340 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and more than 230 supervisors, the IPN is the largest graduate program in the Faculty of Medicine and one of the largest neuroscience graduate programs in North America.

Neuroscience training within the IPN spans the full spectrum of research fields, from cellular and molecular neuroscience to behavioural and cognitive neuroscience. 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.

A prospective graduate student may identify a supervisor from one of several research streams, spanning the full spectrum of neuroscience research. A student with a bachelor's degree may apply to the M.Sc. program; it is common to transfer to the Ph.D. program if suitable progress is made. Students with M.Sc. degrees may apply directly to the Ph.D. program. IPN also offers a Ph.D. Rotation program each September.

GENERAL

  1. Students must select an Advisory Committee, in conjunction with their thesis supervisor. This committee will consist of the thesis supervisor and two other individuals who will participate in discussions with students about their research program.
  2. All Ph.D. students are required to complete a candidacy examination before the end of Ph.D. 3. The exam serves to evaluate the students' ability to perform original scholarship and to demonstrate their suitability for a Ph.D. degree. An M.Sc. student may be eligible to transfer to the Ph.D. program without submitting a master's thesis by taking the Transfer Seminar/Candidacy Exam. This exam is allowed if the master's CGPA is 3.3 or higher and if the student's Advisory Committee recommends the student as an appropriate candidate for Ph.D. studies. M.Sc. students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. degree, but who have not obtained the minimum 3.3 CGPA in their M.Sc. coursework while in the IPN, must submit a master's thesis and apply for the Ph.D. level afterwards.
  3. Students are required to submit a written thesis proposal (18 months after the start of the program for M.Sc. students, and at least one month prior to the candidacy exam for Ph.D. students). This document must state the hypothesis being tested, the relevant literature, and a summary of the methods that will be used to address the research question. This proposal will then be orally presented to the student's Advisory Committee, which will review the written proposal and communicate its recommendations to the student.
  4. Students will present a formal seminar on their research work prior to writing their thesis. This presentation will be attended by the student's Advisory Committee who will report their impressions and recommendations to the student.
  5. Before final thesis submission, Ph.D. students must successfully complete an oral defence, which is a final, in-depth, formal presentation of their research.
  6. An annual oral informal presentation of research work accomplished will be presented to the student's Advisory Committee.
  7. The Graduate Program Committee has instituted a mentorship program by which each student will be matched with a specific member of the Committee. The Program Mentor ensures that the student, the supervisor(s), and other members of the Advisory Committee are aware of and meet key milestones, in a timely manner, throughout the course of the student's graduate study.
  8. All incoming students are required to take the workshops on Responsible Conduct of Research. These will be included as part of the milestones for annual progress reports.
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Neuroscience (Thesis) (45 credits)

The M.Sc. program offers opportunities to a great diversity of individual interests and backgrounds, and prepares our students for scientific careers in neuroscience and related fields. Programs leading to an M.Sc. degree require the completion of 45 credits of academic and research training.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Neuroscience

The IPN offers a highly competitive Ph.D. degree program that prepares students for successful scientific careers in the field of neuroscience. Over half of the students registered in the neuroscience graduate program at McGill University are in the doctoral stream.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Jul. 17, 2017) (disclaimer)

Neuroscience (Integrated Program) Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Neuroscience (Integrated Program) Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized institution in a field related to the subject selected for graduate work, and must display an adequate background in basic sciences.

The applicant must present evidence of high academic achievement. A standing equivalent to a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 is required by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; however, the Integrated Program in Neuroscience (IPN) prefers applicants to show a higher academic standing, and requires a minimum CGPA of 3.3.

Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit results of the TOEFL exam with their application and have a minimum score of 86 on the Internet-based test (iBT; 567 on the paper-based test [PBT]) with each component score not less than 20.

M.Sc. Degree

Bachelor's degree with adequate background in basic sciences, or an M.D.

Ph.D. Degree

Applicants must hold a graduate-level degree in a field related to neuroscience or have an M.D. degree, preferably with postgraduate training. Applicants will also be considered for admission if enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine & Master of Surgery with Ph.D. (Joint M.D.,C.M. & Ph.D.) program through the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.

Students currently registered in the Master's in Neuroscience may be permitted to transfer to the Ph.D. program without submitting a master's thesis. Applicants are expected to have attained a high scholastic standing equal to, or greater than, the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 out of 4.0 in all levels of study. In exceptional circumstances, a student may enter the Ph.D. program directly from their undergraduate degree if a CGPA of 3.7 is attained and if the student already presents extensive research experience.

Applicants are expected to have a high academic standing in their previous academic studies and research.

To meet the diversity of individual interests and backgrounds, the graduate program for each student is designed at the time of entry. As part of the admission process, each applicant will identify, with the participation of the prospective thesis supervisor and the Graduate Studies Committee, a research thesis topic and the coursework required to complete the training deemed necessary for the degree. These decisions become an integral part of the graduation requirements for the student.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application opening dates are set by Enrolment Services in consultation with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), while application deadlines are set by the IPN and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

  Application Opening Dates Application Deadlines
  All Applicants Non-Canadian citizens (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Canadian citizens/Perm. residents of Canada (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Current McGill Students (any citizenship)
Fall Term: Sept. 15 March 15 June 1 June 1
Winter Term: Feb. 15 Sept. 10 Nov. 10 Nov. 10
Summer Term: N/A N/A N/A N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2017-2018 (last updated Jul. 17, 2017) (disclaimer)

Neuroscience (Integrated Program) Faculty

Neuroscience (Integrated Program) Faculty

Director
J. Rochford
Associate Director
E. Ruthazer
Emeritus Professors
B. Collier; Ph.D. (Dept. of Pharmacology)
M. Diksic; Ph.D. (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
K. Franklin; Ph.D. (Dept. of Psychology)
P.C. Holland; B.A.(Lanc.), Ph.D.(Newcastle, UK) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
C. Thompson; D.Sc., F.C.C.P.M. (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
N. White; B.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Pitt.) (Dept. of Psychology)
Professors
A. Aguayo; M.D.(Cordoba Nat.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
G. Almazan; B.Sc.(N'eastern), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
E. Andermann; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.), F.C.C.M.G. (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
F. Andermann; B.A., B.Sc.(McG.), M.D.(Montr.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
J. Antel; M.D., B.Sc.(Med.)(Manit.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
D. Arnold; B.Sc., M.D.(Cornell), F.R.C.P.(C) (James McGill Professor) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
M. Avoli; M.D.(Rome), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
S. Baillet; Ph.D.(Paris XI) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
C. Baker; Ph.D.(Calif.-San Diego) (Dept. of Ophthalmology)
P. Barker; Ph.D.(Alta.), B.Sc.(S. Fraser) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Bar-Or; M.D.,C.M.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C), D.A.B.N.P. (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
S. Baum; Ph.D.(Brown) (School of Communication Sciences and Disorders)
C. Benkelfat; M.D., C.S.P.Q., D.E.R.B.H. (Dept. of Psychiatry)
G. Bennett; Ph.D.(Virg. Commonwealth) (Dept. of Anesthesia)
D. Bernard; Ph.D. (Johns Hop.) (Dept. of Pharmacology)
A. Bernasconi; M.D.(Basel) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
P. Boksa; Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
C. Bourque; B.Sc.(Ott.), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
D. Bowie; Ph.D.(Lond.) (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
P. Braun; Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.) (Dept. of Biochemistry)
J.C.S. Breitner; M.D.(Penn.), MPH (Johns Hop.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
C. Bushnell; Ph.D.(Amer.) (Dept. of Anaesthesia)
S. Carbonetto; M.Sc.(Mass.), Ph.D.(N. Carolina) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
F. Cervero; M.D., Ph.D.(Madrid), D.Sc.(Edin.) (Dept. of Anesthesia)
H. Chertkow; M.D.(W. Ont.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
P. Clarke; M.A.(Camb.), Ph.D.(Lond.) (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
T. Coderre; Ph.D.(McG.) (Depts. of Anesthesia, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychology, and Experimental Medicine)
D.L. Collins; M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.) (Depts. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Biomedical Engineering)
E. Cooper; Ph.D.(McM.) (Dept. of Physiology)
C. Cuello; M.D.(Buenos Aires), M.A., D.Sc.(Oxf.) (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
K. Cullen; Ph.D.(Chic.) (Dept. of Physiology)
S. Daniel; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.) (Dept. of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery)
S. David; Ph.D.(Manit.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
R. Del Maestro; Ph.D.(Uppsala) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
L. Diatchenko; M.D., Ph.D.(RNRMU) (Dept. of Anesthesia, Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine)
H. Durham; M.Sc.(W. Ont.), Ph.D.(Alta.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
S. El Mestikawy; Ph.D.(Paris VI) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
A. Evans; M.Sc.(Sur.), Ph.D.(Leeds) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
L. Fellows; B.Sc.(McG.), D.Phil.(Oxf.), M.D.,C.M.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
C. Flores; Ph.D.(C’dia) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
E. Fombonne; M.D.(Paris V), M.Sc.(Paris V & Inserm) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
E. Fon; M.D.(Montr.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
S.G. Gauthier; B.A., M.D.(Montr.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
B. Giros; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Paris VI) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
J. Gotman; M.Eng.(Dart.), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
V. Gracco; Ph.D.(Wisc.) (School of Communication Sciences and Disorders)
A. Gratton; Ph.D.(C’dia) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
J. Grodzinsky; Ph.D.(Brandeis) (Dept. of Linguistics)
D. Guitton; Dipl. IVK(Univ. Libre de Brux.), B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D.(Eng.), Ph.D.(Physiol.)(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
D. Haegert; M.D.(Br. Col.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Pathology)
E. Hamel; B.Sc.(Sher.), Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
K. Hastings; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
R.T. Hepple; Ph.D.(Tor.) (Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education)
R. Hess; Ph.D.(Melb.), D.Sc.(Aston, UK) (Dept. of Ophthalmology)
B. Jones; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Delaware) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
M. Jones-Gotman; B.A.(Calif.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
T. Kennedy; B.Sc.(McM.), Ph.D.(Col.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
B. Kieffer; Ph.D.(Strasbourg) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
F. Kingdom; Ph.D.(Reading) (Dept. of Ophthalmology)
P. Lachapelle; Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Ophthalmology)
N. Lamarche; Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology)
A. LeBlanc; M.Sc.(Moncton), Ph.D.(Dal.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
M.F. Levin; Ph.D.(P.T.)(McG.) (School of Physical and Occupational Therapy)
M. Leyton; M.A., Ph.D.(C’dia) (Dept. of Psychiatry) (William Dawson Scholar)
G. Luheshi; Ph.D.(Newcastle, UK) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
D. Maysinger; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Calif.-LA) (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
H.M. McBride; Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
P.S. McPherson; M.Sc.(Manit.), Ph.D.(Iowa) (James McGill Professor) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
M.J. Meaney; B.A.(Loyola), M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
B. Milner; B.A., Sc.D.(Cant.), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
T.E. Milner; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Alta.) (Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education)
J.S. Mogil; Ph.D.(Calif.-LA) (Dept. of Psychology)
K. Mullen; Ph.D.(Camb.) (Dept. of Ophthalmology)
G. Multhaup; Ph.D.(Cologne) (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
A. Olivier; M.D.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Laval), F.R.C.S.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
D.J. Ostry; B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.) (Dept. of Psychology)
O. Overbury; Ph.D.(C’dia) (Dept. of Ophthalmology)
C. Palmer; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Cornell) (Dept. of Psychology)
M. Pell; B.A.(Ott.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (School of Communication Sciences and Disorders)
M. Petrides; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Lond.), Ph.D.(Cant.) (James McGill Professor) (Depts. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychology)
G. Plourde; M.D.(Laval), M.Sc.(Ott.) (Dept. of Anesthesia)
J. Poirier; Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Psychiatry and Medicine)
A. Ptito; Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
M. Rasminsky; B.A.(Tor.), M.D.(Harv.), Ph.D.(Lond.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Ribeiro-da-Silva; M.D., Ph.D.(Porto) (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
R.J. Riopelle; M.D.(Ott.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Sadikot; M.D.,C.M.(McG.), Ph.D.(Laval), F.R.C.S.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
H.U. Saragovi; Ph.D.(Miami) (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
H. Schipper; M.D., Ph.D.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
G. Sebire; M.D., Ph.D.(Paris VI) (Dept. of Pediatrics)
T. Shultz; M.Phil., Ph.D.(Yale) (Dept. of Psychology)
P. Seguela; Doct. 3e Cycle(Bord.), Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
M. Shevell; B.Sc., M.D.(Vanderbilt) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
E. Shoubridge; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Br. Col.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
W. Sossin; B.S.(MIT), Ph.D.(Stan.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
L. Srivastava; Ph.D.(J. Nehru) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
S. Stifani; D.Chem.(Rome), Ph.D.(Alta.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
M. Sullivan; B.A.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia) (Dept. of Psychology)
G. Tannenbaum; M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
D. Titone; B.A.(NYU), M.A., Ph.D.(SUNY) (Dept. of Psychology)
G. Turecki; M.D.(Fed. Univ. São Paulo), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
C.-D. Walker; Ph.D.(Geneva) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
C. Wolfson; Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
R.J. Zatorre; A.B.(Boston), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Brown) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
D. Zuroff; B.A.(Harv.), M.A., Ph.D.(Conn.) (Dept. of Psychology)
Associate Professors
P. Archambault; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Physical and Occupational Therapy)
J. Armony; Ph.D.(NYU) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
E. Balaban; Ph.D.(Rockefeller) (Dept. of Psychology)
S. Beaulieu; M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
V. Bohbot; Ph.D.(Ariz.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
D. Boivin; M.D.(Laval), Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
A. Brunet; Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
M. Cayouette; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Laval) (Depts. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biology, and Experimental Medicine)
N. Cermakian; Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
M.J. Chacron; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Ott.) (Dept. of Physiology)
Y. Chudasama; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Cardiff) (Dept. of Psychology)
F. Charron; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (Institut de Recherches Clinique de Montreal, Depts. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biology, and Experimental Medicine)
J.-F. Cloutier; B.Sc.(C'dia), Ph.D.(McG.) (Depts. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Cell Biology)
E. Cook; B.Sc.(Ariz. St.), M.Sc.(Rice), Ph.D.(Baylor) (Dept. of Physiology)
A. Dagher; M.Eng.(McG.), M.D.(Tor.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
B. Debruille; M.D.(Paris XI), Ph.D.(Paris VI) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
C. Flores; Ph.D.(C’dia) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
A. Fournier; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
I. Gold; B.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Princ.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
R. Gruber; Ph.D.(Tel Aviv) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
R.D. Hoge; Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
R. Joober; M.D.(Tunisia), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
D. Juncker; Dipl., Ph.D.(Neuchâtel) (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering)
A. Kania; Ph.D.(Baylor) (Depts. of Biology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Experimental Medicine)
S. King; B.A.(McG.), M.Ed., Ed.S.(James Madison Univ.), Ph.D.(Virginia Tech) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
B. Knauper; Dr.Phil.(Mannheim) (Dept. of Psychology)
A. Lamontagne; Ph.D.(Laval) (School of Physical and Occupational Therapy)
A. McKinney; Ph.D.(Ulster) (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
N. Mechawar; Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
J. Mendola; Ph.D.(MIT) (Dept. of Ophthalmology)
K. Murai; Ph.D.(Calif.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
K. Nader; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.) (Dept. of Psychology)
J. Nalbantoglu; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
C. Pack; B.Sc.(Tufts), Ph.D.(Boston) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
H. Paudel; Ph.D.(Okla.), M.Sc.(Nepal) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Peterson; B.Sc.(Vic., BC), Ph.D.(Br. Col.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
K. Petrecca; B.Sc., M.D., Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
M. Pompeiano; M.D.(Pisa), Ph.D.(Scuola Sup. Pisa) (Dept. of Psychology)
J.C. Pruessner; Ph.D.(Trier) (Depts. of Psychiatry, Psychology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery)
D. Ragsdale; B.S.(Ill.), Ph.D.(Calif.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
N. Rajah; Ph.D.(Tor.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
Y. Rao; B.Sc.(Sichuan), Ph.D.(Tor.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Raz; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Hebrew) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
A. Reader; Ph.D.(King's Coll., Lond.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
J. Rochford; Ph.D.(C’dia) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
B. Rosenblatt; B.Sc., M.D.,C.M.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
E. Ruthazer; A.B.(Princ.), Ph.D.(Calif.-SF) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
R. Schirrmacher; Ph.D.(Mainz) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Shmuel; B.Med., M.Sc.(Hebrew), Ph.D.(Weizmann Institute of Science) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
D. Stellwagen; B.Sc.(Brown), Ph.D.(Calif.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
L. Stone; Ph.D.(Minn.) (Dept. of Dentistry)
K.-F. Storch; Ph.D.(Max Planck) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
A. Thiel; Ph.D.(Cologne), M.D.(Bonn) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
D. Van Meyel; Ph.D.(W. Ont.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
S. Williams; Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
Assistant Professors
A. Adamantidis; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Liege) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
B. Bedell; B.S.(Leigh), M.D.,C.M.(McG.), Ph.D.(Texas) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
F. Bedford; Ph.D.(Lond.) (Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology)
M. Berlim; M.D., M.Sc.(UFRGS) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
A. Bertone; M.A.(C’dia), M.A., Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology)
M-H. Boudrias; B.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(KUMC) (School of Physical and Occupational Therapy)
M. Brandon; B.A.(Conn.), Ph.D.(Boston) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
J.P. Britt; Ph.D.(Chic.) (Dept. of Psychology)
M. Brodeur; Ph.D.(McM.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
M. Chakravarty; B.Eng.(Wat.), M.Eng., Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
B. Chen; Ph.D.(SUNY) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
E. de Villers-Sidani; M.D.(McG.)
M. Elsabbagh; B.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(UQAM) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
C. Ernst; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
R. Farivar; B.Sc.(Vic., BC), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Ophthalmology)
C. Grova; Ph.D.(Rennes) (Depts. of Biomedical Engineering & Neurology and Neurosurgery)
P. Haghighi; Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Physiology)
A. Hendricks; Ph.D.(Mich.) (Dept. of Bioengineering)
M. Hendricks; B.A.(Bowdoin), Ph.D. (Sing.) (Dept. of Biology)
F. Jollant; M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montpellier) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
D. Klein; B.A., Ph.D.(Witw./S. Af.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
E. Kobayashi; M.D., Ph.D.(Campinas State) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
M. Kokoeva; Ph.D.(Russian Acad. of Sci.) (Faculty of Medicine)
L. Koski; B.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Kostikov; Ph.D.(Georgia) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
N. Ladbon-Bernasconi; M.D.(Lausanne), Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Lamontagne; Ph.D.(Laval) (School of Physical and Occupational Therapy)
G. Leonard; Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
W. Ma; M.D.(Tongji), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
J. Marcoux; M.Sc., M.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
G. Mitsis; Dipl.(Nat. Tech., Athens), M.Sc., Ph.D.(USC) (Dept. of Bioengineering)
L. Münter; Ph.D.(Berlin) (Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
P. Rosa-Neto; M.D., M.Sc.(UFRGS), Ph.D.(Aarhus) (Depts. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Psychiatry)
J.T. Sakata; B.A.(Cornell), Ph.D.(Texas-Austin) (Dept. of Biology)
P. Schweinhardt; M.D.(Heidelberg), Ph.D.(Oxf.) (Dentistry, Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
R. Sharif; Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Physiology)
D. Sinclair; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Dal.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
P.J. Sjostrom; M.Sc.(Uppsala), Ph.D.(Brandeis) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
K. Steinhauer; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Dr.rer.nat)(Free Univ., Berlin) (School of Communication Sciences and Disorders)
T. Stroh; Dip.(J. Liebig Univ. Giessen), Ph.D.(Max Planck) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
V. Sziklas; Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
T. Taivassalo; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education)
H. Takahashi; M.D., Ph.D.(Gunma), (IRCM, Dept. of Experimental Medicine)
H. Tsuda; M.D.(Kobe), Ph.D.(Kyoto) (Dept of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
M. Vollrath; Ph.D.(Baylor) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
A. Watt; Ph.D.(Brandeis) (Dept. of Biology)
P. Wintermark; M.D.(Lausanne) (Dept. of Pediatrics)
S.C. Woolley; B.Sc.(Duke), Ph.D.(Texas-Austin) (Dept of Biology)
T.P. Wong; Ph.D.(McG.) (Dept. of Psychiatry)
J. Zhang; M.D.(Shanghai II Medical U.), M.Sc.(Paris XI), Ph.D.(Laval) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
Lecturer
S. Antel
Adjunct Professors
G. Duncan
M. Ptito
E. Racine; B.A.(Ott.), M.A., Ph.D.(Montr.) (Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery)
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Master of Science (M.Sc.) Neuroscience (Thesis) (45 credits)

Required Courses (36 credits)

NEUR 696 (6) Master's Thesis Research
NEUR 697 (9) Master's Thesis Proposal
NEUR 698 (9) Master's Seminar Presentation
NEUR 699 (12) Master's Thesis Submission
NEUR 705 (0) Responsible Research Conduct

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

3 credits from the following:

NEUR 630 (3) Principles of Neuroscience 1
NEUR 631 (3) Principles of Neuroscience 2

And 6 credits in other courses at the 500 level or higher that are relevant to the program.

Upon recommendation, depending upon their particular background and needs, students may be requested to take additional selected courses at the 500 level or higher.

Note: All M.Sc.-level students must register for a minimum of 12 credits per term during the first three terms of their master's program.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Neuroscience

Students with an M.Sc. degree continuing in this Department will receive credit exemptions for graduate coursework accomplished (including NEUR 630 or NEUR 631). It may be recommended that they take specialty courses related to their field of study in neuroscience. Students with an M.Sc. degree from another program will be required to take NEUR 630 and NEUR 631 and/or other courses listed under the M.Sc. degree depending upon their background and field of study.

Students with an M.D. degree proceeding directly into a Ph.D. program will be required to take NEUR 630 and NEUR 631. They will also be required to take 6 credits of graduate-level courses.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (6 credits)

NEUR 630 (3) Principles of Neuroscience 1
NEUR 631 (3) Principles of Neuroscience 2
NEUR 700 (0) Doctoral Candidacy Examination
NEUR 705 (0) Responsible Research Conduct

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits at the 500, 600, or 700 level, approved by the graduate program adviser.

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