The Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute in the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is accepting applications for their one-year Master of Science (MS) degree program focused on neuroimaging and the informatics associated with brain imaging technologies. This master’s program is the first of its kind in the U.S. and offers students the opportunity to explore modern methods for gathering data on the living brain, understanding how brain function is assessed, and how the brain’s form and neural connections are affected in a variety of illnesses.
Students in the program take courses in the foundations of human and non-human brain anatomy; the basics of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET), and other brain imaging methods; the basics of clinical neuroradiology; the functional specialization of the brain; analytic methods for brain imaging data; as well as the mapping of the brain in the laboratory mouse. These courses are supplemented by lectures from invited speakers and other activities meant to inspire and encourage further study of brain form and function, in health and disease.
The next application deadline will be April 15, 2017. Additional information can be found by visiting the program website. Interested students can apply for our MS program through the USC Graduate Admissions website.