Frequently Asked Questions

When are applications due to the Online Neuroscience Certificate Program? 

  • Applications are due May1 to begin in August/Fall.
  • Applications are due October 1 to begin January/Spring.

Are applications accepted for the Summer? 

  • No. Applications are only accepted to begin in the Fall or Spring.

Are there course requirements to be admitted?

  • You must have completed a BA/BS degree.  Strong applicants will have a previous science course background in biology, chemistry, and/or physics.

What is the GPA requirement to be admitted?

  • Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA.

How long does the program take?

  • 3-4 semesters depending on the term you begin (Fall or Spring) and course load each semester.  Some courses require prerequisites that are offered only once per year or only fall/spring.

Are the courses asynchronous?

  • Yes, they are asynchronous. All courses have assignments that are due at specific times during the semester. Times are based on Eastern Standard time. Students requesting a Zoom conference will meet with instructors synchronously.

Can courses completed in the Certificate be transferred into the Masters?

  • All courses completed with a grade of B or better can be transferred into the online Masters in Neuroscience.
  • Some courses completed with a grade of B or better can be transferred into the in-person Masters of Science in Medical Sciences: Neuroscience with the approval your faculty mentor and the Program Director.  Transfer of courses will not reduce/substitute lab and other course time required to complete the program.


You may find the answer to any additional questions on the main program page.