Graduate Certificate

Medical Neuroscience - Graduate Certificate

Medical Neuroscience - Graduate Certificate
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
College of Natural Science
Neuroscience Program

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Natural Science

Interdepartmental Degree Programs

Graduate Study
Medical Neuroscience - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Medical Neuroscience is aimed at students who are currently working in the pharmaceutical or medical device industries and students interested in applying to graduate or professional school. It provides post-baccalaureate credentials and career development for students seeking to improve their academic profile or employment qualifications meeting the needs of both working professionals and full-time students. The certificate is available online only.


To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Medical Neuroscience, students must:
  1. have a bachelor’s degree in a biological science background or a bachelor's degree in another area with equivalent work experience.
  2. have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 2.5 or a graduate grade-point average of 3.0.
  3. write a reflective essay describing how the certificate will enhance their professional and personal development.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Medical Neuroscience

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following courses:
1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
NEU 841 Medical Neuroscience 3
NEU 846 Neurobiology of Nervous System Disorders 3
2. At least 6 credits from the following courses:
NEU 842 Neuroethics 3
NEU 843 Methods for Assessing the Nervous System 3
NEU 844 The Science and Ethics of Brain Interventions 2
NEU 847 Development of the Nervous System 3
NEU 890 Independent Study in Neuroscience 1 to 3
PHM 431 Pharmacology of Drug Addiction 3