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Medical Neuroscience

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

12

Total Credits

$9,429

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


Program Details

The Medical Neuroscience Certificate Program will provide post-baccalaureate credentials and career development for students seeking to improve their academic profile or employment qualifications. The program's aimed at students interested in applying to graduate or professional school and individuals working in the pharmaceutical or medical device industries. The health care field is changing with new medical research advancing scientific knowledge at a rapid pace, and our program aims at helping students to navigate developments in the field of neuroscience.
Admission to graduate or professional schools has become a complex and highly competitive process. Changes to admission exams, like the MCAT, shifts focus from testing what the applicants know to testing how they apply and use what they know. Our program will give students the skills to think critically, work in teams, and communicate effectively, all important skills necessary for success in graduate school, professional school, or industry. 

 

Program Outcomes

By obtaining the Medical Neuroscience graduate certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Obtain and apply knowledge of the following topics to solve novel problems:
  • Work successfully in team-based settings
  • Analyze and interpret data from published peer-reviewed papers
  • Assess ethical, legal, and social implications of neuroscientific research, tools, and discoveries
  • Effectively and accurately communicate scientific findings

Career Outlook

 

A graduate certificate in Medical Neuroscience from Michigan State University can impact your career in multiple ways:

  • Strengthen applications to graduate or professional school
  • Compete for raises or promotions
  • Transition into a neuroscience-specific position
  • Apply new knowledge and skills to current job responsibilities
  • Grow your professional network

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Casey Henley Headshot

Dr. Casey Henley

Assistant Professor and Director of Online  Neuroscience Program

Dr. Casey Henley is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Online Programs in the Michigan State University Neuroscience Program. Her work focuses on creating successful online learning environments by implementing evidence-based teaching practices and using technology to improve student outcomes. 

 

 

Course Information

 

Core

NEU 841 - Medical Neuroscience (3 Credits)

NEU 846 - Neurobiology of Nervous System Disorders (3 Credits)

 

Elective

NEU 842 - Neuroethics (3 Credits)

NEU 844 - The Science and Ethics of Brain Interventions (3 Credits)

NEU 847 - Development of the Nervous System (3 Credits)

PHM 431 - Pharmacology of Drug Addiction (3 Credits)

NEU 843 - Methods for Assessing the Nervous System (3 Credits)

 


Learning Experiences

Students must complete the core classes, and choose six elective credits.

 

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor’s or graduate degree in a biological science background or equivalent work experience
  • Completed coursework - a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or a graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A written personal statement - write a reflective essay describing how the certificate will enhance your professional and personal development
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application (program code: 7135)
  • Note: GRE scores are not required for admission

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

May 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1st

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,429
$12,084

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Details

The Medical Neuroscience Certificate Program will provide post-baccalaureate credentials and career development for students seeking to improve their academic profile or employment qualifications. The program's aimed at students interested in applying to graduate or professional school and individuals working in the pharmaceutical or medical device industries. The health care field is changing with new medical research advancing scientific knowledge at a rapid pace, and our program aims at helping students to navigate developments in the field of neuroscience.
Admission to graduate or professional schools has become a complex and highly competitive process. Changes to admission exams, like the MCAT, shifts focus from testing what the applicants know to testing how they apply and use what they know. Our program will give students the skills to think critically, work in teams, and communicate effectively, all important skills necessary for success in graduate school, professional school, or industry. 

 

Program Outcomes

By obtaining the Medical Neuroscience graduate certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Obtain and apply knowledge of the following topics to solve novel problems:
  • Work successfully in team-based settings
  • Analyze and interpret data from published peer-reviewed papers
  • Assess ethical, legal, and social implications of neuroscientific research, tools, and discoveries
  • Effectively and accurately communicate scientific findings

Career Outlook

 

A graduate certificate in Medical Neuroscience from Michigan State University can impact your career in multiple ways:

  • Strengthen applications to graduate or professional school
  • Compete for raises or promotions
  • Transition into a neuroscience-specific position
  • Apply new knowledge and skills to current job responsibilities
  • Grow your professional network

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Casey Henley Headshot

Dr. Casey Henley

Assistant Professor and Director of Online  Neuroscience Program

Dr. Casey Henley is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Online Programs in the Michigan State University Neuroscience Program. Her work focuses on creating successful online learning environments by implementing evidence-based teaching practices and using technology to improve student outcomes. 

 

 

Course Information

 

Core

NEU 841 - Medical Neuroscience (3 Credits)

NEU 846 - Neurobiology of Nervous System Disorders (3 Credits)

 

Elective

NEU 842 - Neuroethics (3 Credits)

NEU 844 - The Science and Ethics of Brain Interventions (3 Credits)

NEU 847 - Development of the Nervous System (3 Credits)

PHM 431 - Pharmacology of Drug Addiction (3 Credits)

NEU 843 - Methods for Assessing the Nervous System (3 Credits)

 


Learning Experiences

Students must complete the core classes, and choose six elective credits.

 

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor’s or graduate degree in a biological science background or equivalent work experience
  • Completed coursework - a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or a graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A written personal statement - write a reflective essay describing how the certificate will enhance your professional and personal development
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete a university graduate application (program code: 7135)
  • Note: GRE scores are not required for admission

Key Dates

Fall

Application Deadline

May 1st

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1st

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,429
$12,084

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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