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Admission Requirements

FINAL deadlines for Fall 2018 admission

International Applicants: June 29, 2018
Domestic Applicants: July 13, 2018

Visit the Western Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website to apply.

Our program cannot pre-evaluate copies of transcripts to ascertain if you should apply. A complete application must be submitted for review.

Master's Program

Admissions requirements for a MSc in Neuroscience is a four-year Bachelor degree (Honours preferred) from an accredited institution, with at least an A (80%) over the final two years; this is equivalent to a high second class standing at some universities. Before admission, it is highly recommended that all students complete courses in biological and natural sciences at the university level. Courses in biological sciences at second year levels will be useful for successful completion of the required Principles of Neuroscience course. Students from multiple disciplines will be considered for admission.

International applicants must provide a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper-based test), or 250 (computer-based test), or 100 (Internet-based test) or a minimum IELTS score of 7 out of 9.

PhD Program

The admission requirement for a PhD in Neuroscience is a Honors or Masters degree in Neuroscience or in a related field with a strong research component, or an MD, DDS or DVS degree with some specialization in neuroscience. The academic minimum for entry into the PhD program in Neuroscience is at least an A (80%) over the final two years; this is equivalent to a high second class standing at some universities. At present, only candidates with a degree from recognized universities are admitted directly into the PhD program.

All others interested in the PhD program are first admitted to the MSc program. They may subsequently transfer to the PhD program within the first 18 months, provided that their progress is excellent and that they have a project that could be developed into a PhD thesis.

International applicants must provide a TOEFL score of at least 600 (paper-based test), or 250 (computer-based test), or 100 (internet-based test) or a minimum IELTS score of 7 out of 9.