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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Interdisciplinary Specializations Computational Neuroscience CNEU
Computational Neuroscience CNEU
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Location: ACH B4-514
Faculty Number: 403-955-7389
Fax: 403-955-2772
E-mail address: slbray@ucalgary.ca
Web page URL: BMH Computational Neuroscience Platform | Hotchkiss Brain Institute | University of Calgary
1.Degrees and Specializations Offered

The University offers an interdisciplinary specialization in Computational Neuroscience in the following faculties and graduate programs:
  • Cumming School of Medicine, Neuroscience
  • Faculty of Science, Physics and Astronomy
The specialization is offered at the MSc (thesis-based) and PhD levels.
2. Admission Requirements

Admission into a graduate program that offers the interdisciplinary specialization and the submission and approval of a written request to the specialization director to join the specialization. The program is open to both Canadian and international students.
3. Application Deadline

The deadlines for applying for admission into the Computational Neuroscience specialization are those of the home graduate program.  See Neuroscience or Physics and Astronomy.
4. Advanced Credit

The applicant should make requests for advanced credit at the time of application, as part of the admissions process.  Credit may be granted for appropriate courses to count towards the specialization with approval of the Computational Neuroscience program. See Advanced Credit for further information.
5. Program Requirements

MSc or PhD in Neuroscience with an Interdisciplinary Specialization in Computational Neuroscience

In addition to meeting the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Cumming School of Medicine (Neuroscience), MSc students are required to select one 3-unit course from the Computational series (listed below).  This course is expected to be Medical Science 755, Introduction to Computational Neuroscience, unless approval is received from the program to substitute another Computational series course.

PhD students are required to select two 3-unit courses from the Computational series (listed below).  One of these courses is expected to be Medical Science 755, Introduction to Computational Neuroscience, unless approval is received from the program to substitute another Computational series course.

MSc or PhD in Physics and Astronomy with an Interdisciplinary Specialization in Computational Neuroscience

In addition to meeting the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Science (Physics and Astronomy), MSc students are required to select one 3-unit course from the Neuroscience series and one 3-unit course from the Computational series (listed below). The Computational course is expected to be Medical Science 755, Introduction to Computational Neuroscience, unless approval is received from the program to substitute another Computational series course.

PhD students are required to select two 3-unit courses from the Neuroscience series and two 3-unit courses from the Computational series (listed below).  One of the Computational courses is expected to be Medical Science 755, Introduction to Computational Neuroscience, unless approval is received from the program to substitute another Computational series course.

Neuroscience Series
Computational Series
6. Credit for Undergraduate Courses

Credit will not be given for undergraduate or 500-level courses.
7. Time Limit

Completion times follow the Faculty of Graduate Studies regulations (see Time Limits).
8. Supervisory Assignments

See requirements of home program.
9. Required Examinations

See requirements of home program.
10. Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available to qualified students. For information on awards, please see the Awards and Financial Assistance section of this Calendar.
11. Other Information

All students are expected to participate in a Computational Neuroscience journal club. Students will also be expected to attend relevant seminars and present their work at a work-in-progress seminar series during their degree.