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The Neuroscience Diploma Program provides York graduate students with a well-rounded education in neuroscience, creating a solid foundation on which to base their own neuroscience research. Through coursework and the Neuroscience seminar series, students meet on a regular basis with like-minded neuroscience colleagues from across the university.

In order to begin their Master's or PhD studies, Neuroscience Diploma Program applicants must be admitted into either of the following departments:

If your graduate research involves neuroscience and you are not in one of these department, please contact the program director.

Applicants must fulfill these requirements to be eligible:

  • Currently a graduate student at the Master’s or PhD level
  • Thesis or dissertation is on a topic in Neuroscience and is being conducted under the supervision of a core faculty member of the Neuroscience Graduate Diploma Program.

Students in the last year of their Masters or PhD studies are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must first obtain a graduate supervisor who is a core faculty member of the Neuroscience Graduate Diploma Program through their graduate departments.

Note: We DO accept students from other programs on an ad hoc basis. Please contact the program coordinator. You must be admitted to those other programs before applying to the neuroscience program.

Applications must be completed in conjunction with your supervisor using this form, ideally by June 15th*.

The form requires a summary* of the applicants’ proposed or ongoing research, as discussed by the applicant and their supervisor.

*THE PROGRAM FILLS UP. We have limited space. Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. Late applications will be reviewed only if spaces remain (you will be notified one way or the other).

Incoming Master’s and PhD students should consult with their future supervisor before the application deadline to obtain assistance in the preparation. Applicants must include an email address with their application.

Your Graduate Studies Advantages


The chance to engage with and learn from a community that is as passionate about your field as you are.


People with graduate degrees have the lowest level of unemployment, the most stable employment rate, and the best employment prospects


The potential to contribute to scholarly dialogue and community building through attending conferences and publishing.

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The Graduate Diploma in Neuroscience at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.