The Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Program (INP) is a multi-disciplinary program designed to meet the needs of students wishing to incorporate expertise in the neurosciences in their professional development. The program offers a Master of Science (MS), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree or a Certificate in the Neurosciences. The program provides broad instruction across several neuroscience disciplines as well as giving students an opportunity to focus on a specific area of specialization. The curriculum meets all URI graduate program requirements. Students will take an introductory neurosciences course taught by instructors from several disciplines throughout the university, courses in experimental design and neuroscience laboratory techniques, a colloquium, and one or more journal clubs that will afford training in the interpretation, critical evaluation, and presentation of the latest developments in neuroscience. While simultaneously conducting their thesis research, students will take courses in areas of special interest, selected from an extensive list of courses offered at the university. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have depth and breadth of training and instruction in the neurosciences, as well as practical, hands-on laboratory skills and significant research experience.
Students enrolled in the program will gain admission directly into the INP graduate program. Students in the program may specialize in one of many sub-disciplines. Areas of specialization include but are not limited to:
The Interdiciplinary Neurosciences Program (INP) offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, or a Certificate in the Neurosciences. The program provides broad instruction across several neuroscience disciplines and gives students an opportunity to focus on a specific area of specialization.