Applicants for Graduate Admissions to the option should have an undergraduate major in electrical engineering, biology, physics, mathematics, or computer science, and a general background that will permit enrolling in advanced courses in the other relevant disciplines. Admitted students will become affiliated with one of the three participating divisions as appropriate to their background and interests. Students are urged to apply for external fellowships.
CNS has an integrated approach to graduate study combining computation and neural systems and is organized jointly by the Division of Biology, the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This curriculum is designed to promote a broad knowledge of relevant and related aspects of experimental and theoretical molecular, cellular, neural, and systems biology; computational devices; information theory; emergent or collective systems; modeling; and complex systems; in conjunction with an appropriate depth of knowledge in the particular field of the thesis research.
All applications must be submitted on-line via the Graduate Admissions website by December 1. All qualified applicants will be considered; the Institute takes care to consider all qualified women and members of minority groups.