University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Neuroscience and Behavior


300 Massachusetts Ave

Amherst, MA 01003

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience and Behavior, Master of Science in Neuroscience and Behavior

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Neuroscience and Behavior (NSB) Graduate Program at UMass Amherst is one of eight Graduate Programs in the Life Sciences and part of a larger Neurosciences community that includes the five colleges of UMass, Smith, Amherst, Mt Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges.  NSB brings together over 50 faculty members from various departments to provide exciting, cutting-edge research training and state-of-the-art core facilities. The program spans several areas of research including: Neuroendocrinology, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Animal Behavior and Learning, Neural and Behavioral Development, and Sensorimotor, Cognitive, and Computational Neuroscience. Students can rotate between different labs in their first year. All students are supported either with research or teaching assistantships that include a 12-month stipend of $26,239 as well as generous package of benefits including a tuition waiver and health and dental insurance. The graduate program provides travel awards and other opportunities for students to advance their careers. UMass is committed to maintaining a high quality, diverse student body.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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