The program is designed to meet the needs of both full-time and part-time nontraditional students with most courses and laboratories offered in the evenings. In addition, the neuroscience master's program offers two options. The thesis option requires a six-credit thesis and is designed for students who are interested in research positions or who plan to pursue doctoral training in the future. The nonthesis option requires a 3-credit research paper where a particular applied/clinical interest is integrated with course work taken. This option is intended as an appropriate terminal degree for students pursuing advancement in nonresearch positions.