Online Master’s in Neuroscience

Why pursue an Online Master’s in Neuroscience?

The Biomedical Neuroscience concentration that is offered through the UF Medical Sciences master’s Program is offered completely online. Students enrolled in this concentration can complete the 30-credit program while maintaining their current residence. The Biomedical Neuroscience master’s concentration represents one of a growing number of high-quality online degree programs offered by the University of Florida, which is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This program is specifically designed for persons currently employed in healthcare occupations who seek to advance in their careers or persons interested in pursuing professional or advanced degrees in neuroscience- or health-related fields. The courses in this program are all taught by UF professors who are experts in the subjects covered in the courses, have been recognized by UF for teaching excellence, and who routinely offer extensive one-on-one assistance to students.

This program is specifically designed for working professionals who are interested in advancement in their current careers or movement to new careers in neuroscience-related fields, and postbaccalaureate students who are seeking admission to health-related professional schools. This program is offered fully online so students will not have to relocate or sacrifice commitments to their family or career in order to further their education and enhance their career. Most students will complete the degree within two to three years, but have up to seven years to complete the program which allows students to tailor the rate of completion of the program to their personal situation. Please feel free to visit our Facebook page using the link or by searching the web using @BiomedicalNeuro.

Benefits of Program

The rapidly evolving field of neuroscience has a large impact on several fields of medicine, including public health, public policy and sports medicine, as well as on the military and the pharmaceutical industry. The goal of this online biomedical neuroscience master’s concentration is to provide students with a strong foundational knowledge of normal human brain function across the lifespan and of the functional and pathological changes that accompany neurodegenerative diseases, aging, affective disorders and addictive behaviors. In addition, this program offers students several opportunities within the various courses to hone their professional communication skills, skills that are critical to success in neuroscience careers.

Armed with this knowledge and these skills, graduates will be well positioned to successfully gain admission to advanced training programs in health-related professional schools and to contribute to the exciting pursuit of solutions to many of societies pressing medical and social issues impacted by neuroscience in the following professional environments:

  • Medical industry
  • Education
  • Science writing
  • Consulting
  • Government science advocacy
  • Health care
  • Law firms

Faculty Mentors

Sue Semple-Rowland, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, MSc Program Director, lecturer, and course Director and sole lecturer for Fundamentals of Neuroscience (GMS6007), Neuroscience Professional Survival Skills (GMS7795), Biological Clocks in Neural Health and Disease (GMS6712), Brain Journal Club (GMS6029), and lecturer in Principles of Neuroscience I: Organization and Development of the Nervous System (GMS6021) and Functional Human Neuroanatomy (GMS6705).

Ronald Mandel, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, lecturer and course director for Molecular Pathobiology of Neural Disease (GMS6750) and co-course director and lecturer for Functional Human Neuroanatomy (GMS6705) and Neurobiology of Behavioral Disorders (GMSXXXX).

Neil Rowland, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology, course director and sole lecturer for Topics in Psychology (Psychobiology of Eating and Obesity) (GMS7795/PSY6826) and Nobel Prizewinners in Neuroscience (GMS7795/PSY6930).

Matthew Sarkisian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, lecturer and co-director of Principles of Neuroscience I: Organization and Development of the Nervous System (GMS6021) and Director and sole lecturer for Developmental Neurobiology (GMS6073)


Individual courses may have fees associated with them to cover online live exam proctoring. These fees will be disclosed prior to registration for classes. Only a small number of our classes use this form of proctoring.

The tuition cost of program regardless of residency is $550 per credit hour. Fees are approximately $36 per credit hour.

  • Total Tuition Cost for 30 credits $16,500
  • Total Fees for 30 credits approximately $1,080

Part-time registration and financial aid: Graduate students should be aware that in order to qualify for most financial aid programs (federal, state, or institutional), students must be enrolled at least half-time. For financial aid purposes, a grad student must be enrolled for five hours during fall or spring term, four hours during summer term.

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