Sample Timeline for M.P.A./Ph.D. Track

Year
 Year 1
 Year 2
 Year 3
 Year 4
 Years 5-6
 Fall Semester

Public Affr 874 (3)

Public Affr 818 (3)

Prof Devel 700 (1)

NTP 610 (4)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***

Lab Rotation

Public Affr 880 (3)

Sci & Tech Policy Elective (3)*+

Law/Bioethics Elective (3)**

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***

Research (3)

Mid-Level Elective:

Cell/Mol/Devel (3)

Mid-Level Elective:

Systems/Behav Neurosci (3)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy       Sem (1)***

Research (4)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***

Complete Ph.D. Prelim. Exam

Research (10)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***

Research (1)

 Spring Semester

Public Affr 873 (3)

NTP 611 (4)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***

Complete Two Lab Rotations

Select Ph.D. Thesis Mentor & Thesis Committee

Research (3)

Public Affr 819 (3) or BMI 576 (3)+

Public Affr 869 (3)+

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***

Research (4)

Public Affr 878 (3)+

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy       Sem (1)***

Research (8)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***

Research (1)

NTP Seminar (1)

Neurosci & Policy Sem (1)***

Complete Ph.D. Thesis Research (1)

Defend Ph.D. Thesis

 Summer

Begin Research in Thesis Lab

Research (4)

Research (4)

Public Policy Internship (3)+

Complete M.P.A. Degree Requirements

Research (3)
 
Numbers in parentheses indicate credits.  * Students select from a list of courses currently offered in the area of science and technology policy.  ** Students select from a list of courses currently offered in the area of law, ethics, and biology.  *** This course, described below, involves the preparation of a major research paper in neuroscience and public policy, which is due at the end of the third academic year.  Students are required to take the Neuroscience and Public Policy Seminar during each of the semesters that they are enrolled in the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program.  Four of the Seminar credits earned can be counted toward the M.P.A. degree requirement.  +  The sequence of some of the courses in the second and third years is flexible depending on the availability of specific courses and the timing of neuroscience research obligations.