M.S. in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience


The University of Rhode Island’s graduate Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) provides students with course instruction and research experience from faculty who are conducting cutting-edge science concerning brain functioning across variety of areas from aging, movement, language processing, medicinal plants, and molecular proteins, to the study of brain based disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, ADHD, Fanconia Anemia, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and more.

The INP graduate program offers four options: Master of Science (M.S.) Thesis or Non-Thesis Programs, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, or a Certificate in Neuroscience. Please note that the Master of Science offers a thesis or a non-thesis option. The thesis program requires students to match with a mentor and conduct research (resulting in a thesis), while the non-thesis program does not require a mentor match or thesis, consequently the acceptance rate tends to be higher in the non-thesis program.


Students can choose to work with INP faculty across a variety of colleges and departments such as the College of Environment and Life Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and more.