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CPIN Requirements

CPIN Application

Admission to the program is open to all students who are registered in one of the member graduate units.


Master's Level

Admission Requirements

·         Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative program must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative program and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating units.

Program Requirements

·         The thesis topic must be in the neuroscience area.

·         The student's supervisor must be a core faculty member of the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN).

·         All master's-level students must complete at least 0.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) chosen from the list of courses approved by the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience.

·         The student must attend the Annual CPIN Research Day at least once.

·         The student must complete NEU 1000H Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Master's) by attending at least 70% of the lectures in the CPIN Distinguished Lectureship Series, including the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Visiting Neuroscientist Lecture, during one academic year (or a minimum of 7 lectures total over the program). As part of the seminar series, the student must present his/her work at least once at the CPIN Research Day.

 

Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

·         Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative program must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative program and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating units.

Program Requirements

·         The thesis topic must be in the neuroscience area.

·         The student's supervisor must be a core faculty member of the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN).

·         All PhD students must complete at least 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) course, such as JNR 1444Y Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Cellular and Molecular, or JNS 1000Y Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Systems and Behaviour, or one of several additional courses in cognitive psychology or imaging, or neuroscience-related course to be determined by the CPIN Program Committee.


·         The student must attend the Annual CPIN Research Day at least twice.

·         The student must complete NEU 2000H Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Series (Doctoral) by attending at least 70% of the lectures in the CPIN Distinguished Lectureship Series, including the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Visiting Neuroscientist Lectureduring three academic years (or a minimum of 21 lectures total over the program). As part of the seminar series, the student must present his/her work at least twice at the CPIN Research Day.


·         MSc or MA students who have completed the CPIN and who wish to continue on to complete at the doctoral level must register again and fulfil all the program requirements (e.g., students must again present posters in the doctoral program).


CPIN SGS Calendar

The CPIN School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Calendar can be found here: CPIN SGS Calendar


Application

Application to join the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience should be made immediately following registration in the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).

An application form must be completed by the applicant, and submitted to the Collaborative Program office.