1. Responsible Conduct in Science
9.901: Graduate students in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences are required to take the seminar Responsible Conduct in Science. This training to become an ethical and responsible scientist is required for all first-year graduate students. All students will be informed of registration for this training and attendance will be taken. Students must receive a Passing grade (P).
The courses below must be taken for a letter grade and must be completed with a grade of B or better to receive credit.
2. Core Subjects
(Must complete 2 for a grade)
9.012 Cognitive Science
9.011 Systems Neuroscience Core I
9.013 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Core II
9.014 Quantitative Methods and Computational Models in Neuroscience
9.015 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Core I
9.017 Systems Neuroscience Core II
(Must complete 1 subject)
Subjects currently accepted as fulfilling the course requirement are :
9.073 Statistics for Neuroscience Research
9.272 Topics in Neural Signal Processing
9.014 Quantitative Methods and Computational Models in Neuroscience (cannot be used to meet both the core and the statistics requirement; it must be one or the other)
9.520 Statistical Learning Theory and Applications
9.521 Mathematical Statistics: a Non-Asymptotic Approach
12.444 MatLab, Statistics, Regression, Signal Processing
6.434J Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
16.391J Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
PSY 1950 Intermediate Statistical Analysis in Psychology (Mair)
PSY 1952 Multivariate Analysis in Psychology (Mair, Rusch)
MCB 131 (Harvard) Computational Neurobiology
Students can petition for a different course to fulfill this requirement by contacting the graduate officer.
Students must take at least three 12-unit graduate-level subjects. Students should chose subjects that are relevant to their research, and are encouraged to ask for advice from their advisor. All 12-unit graduate level subjects in BCS are approved electives. In some cases, students may wish to replace one 12-unit subject with two 6-unit subjects; take a course in any other MIT department; or enroll in a subject outside MIT (e.g. Harvard, BU, etc); these exceptions require advance approval of the BCS graduate officer. To request an exception please complete this form.