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2023 Best Behavioral Neuroscience Master's Degree Schools

2 Colleges in the United States
41 Master's Degrees
Behavioral Neuroscience is about average in terms of popularity for master's degrees programs. That is, it ranks #696 out of the 1172 majors across the country that we analyze each year. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 2 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Behavioral Neuroscience Master's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 41 master's degrees in behavioral neuroscience during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on behavioral neuroscience students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other behavioral neuroscience students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized behavioral neuroscience related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for behavioral neuroscience students working on their master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The physiological psychology/psychobiology school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Behavioral Neuroscience Master's Degree Schools.

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Learn about start dates, transferring credits, availability of financial aid, and more by contacting the universities below.


Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Behavioral Neuroscience in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in behavioral neuroscience.

Top Schools for a Master's in Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6 Annual Graduates

The Graduate Center, CUNY is a great option for individuals interested in a master's degree in behavioral neuroscience. The Graduate Center is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of New York.More information about a master’s in behavioral neuroscience from The Graduate Center, CUNY

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
30 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat Teachers College at Columbia University if you wish to pursue a master's degree in behavioral neuroscience. Teachers College is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large city of New York.More information about a master’s in behavioral neuroscience from Teachers College at Columbia University

Behavioral Neuroscience by Region

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Behavioral Neuroscience is one of 9 different types of Child Development & Psychology programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Developmental & Child Psychology 694
Other Research & Experimental Psychology 443
Experimental Psychology 343
Psychometrics & Quantitative Psychology 53
Social Psychology 41
Cognitive Psychology & Psycholinguistics 31
Comparative Psychology 24
Psychopharmacology 11
Personality Psychology 5

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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