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Why Get a Degree in Neuroscience at MSU

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The Neuroscience Program at Michigan State University recognizes that this question is often on the minds of our applicants. Below we provide several resources that will inform you about career options in neuroscience. Those opportunities are diverse and in some cases offer surprising niches for neuroscientists. Neuroscientists can and have put their research and problem-solving skills to work in a number of industries. A degree in neuroscience can open up a number of career paths.

Possible Career Paths

  • Graduate school
  • Medical school
  • Vet school
  • Dental school
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Laboratory technician / administrator


  • Science journalism
  • Grants administration
  • Consulting
  • Law
  • Public policy

Neuroscience Program Director
Jim Galligan

Giltner Hall
293 Farm Lane Room 108
East Lansing, MI

Phone: (517) 353-8947
Fax: (517) 432-2744

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