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One of the most exciting and dynamic fields of modern science worldwide is Neuroscience, the study of how the nervous system is organized and how it functions. The field of Neuroscience encompasses many disciplines, including biology, biochemistry, computer sciences, electrical engineering (neural modeling of neural networks and biomedical instrumentation), neurology, neurosurgery, pharmacology, physics, physiology, psychology, psychiatry and radiology. Neuroscientists have advanced our understanding of nervous system development, neural function, injuries of the nervous system and disease processes. At MU, neuroscientists investigate the molecular and cellular organization of the nervous system, the structure and function of neural systems (including vision and hearing), behaviors generated by the nervous system, and neurological diseases and disorders.

Degrees Offered

Neuroscience, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

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Employment Disclosure

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  No  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The purpose of this certificate is to provide formal recognition to post baccalaureate students who are taking neuroscience courses and conducting research in neuroscience laboratories. This stand-alone certificate would allow post-baccalaureate students to have a specific, formal indication of their advanced studies and would be very beneficial to students who are considering applying to graduate degree programs or health sciences programs, such as medical or dental school.

Application Process: Please contact the Director of the INP once you are officially enrolled at MU.

Certificate website:
https://neuroscience.missouri.edu/graduate-studies/program-of-study/

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Kevin Gillis

Email: GillisK@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-8805
Address: 222 B Dalton Cardio Res Ctr, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO 65211

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience
Program Length12 months
Program Costs
  • $4,632 for in-state tuition
  • $8,050 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $90.00 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
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Neuroscience, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 15

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE308

Neuroscience comprises a united field that integrates across many disciplines, and students from a variety of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP). U.S. residents and international applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Neuroscience Program

  • Neuroscience program application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Previous research experience form (if applicable)
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL (if applicable)

Neuroscience, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 15

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE308

Neuroscience comprises a united field that integrates across many disciplines, and students from a variety of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP). U.S. residents and international applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Neuroscience Program

  • Neuroscience program application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Previous research experience form (if applicable)
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL (if applicable)