About the Program

This program is not open for direct admission. The Master of Science in Decision Neuroscience is awarded to a student enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Decision Neuroscience who successfully completes 30 credits of required coursework but chooses to not continue in the PhD program.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Core Courses
BA 9813Problem Solving using Quantitative Research Methods3
MKTG 9090Sem-Sel Topics in Mktg 13
PSY 8310Topical Seminar in Cognitive Psychology (2 courses) 26
Course in decision neuroscience3
Proseminar in decision neuroscience3
Select four from the following:12
Methods Electives
Integrative Perspectives on Business Knowledge
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
Problem Solving using Qualitative Research Methods
Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Other Electives
Behavioral Science Seminar
Seminar on Behavioral Research in Marketing
Sem-Quant Research-Mktg
Core Course in Cognitive Psychology
Core Course in Behavioral Neuroscience
Total Credit Hours30

The select topic for this course is an introduction to research in judgment and decision-making and their applications.


PSY 8310 Topical Seminar in Cognitive Psychology is taken twice for credit. One course topic provides an introduction to the biological bases of higher brain function, including attention, consciousness, emotion, executive functions, language, memory and perception. The other provides an overview of the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) in the investigation of human sensory, motor and cognitive function.