Curriculum and Requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 30 credits of coursework is required to complete the degree program.
  • Only courses completed with a grade of C or higher can be counted toward the degree.
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher each semester in order to continue in the program.
  • Students must take a minimum of 3 credits in the Fall/Spring or 2 credits in the Summer the semester they intend to graduate.

Grade Requirements

The only passing grades for graduate students are A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, and C. Please note C+ and C grades count toward the degree only if an equal number of courses numbered 5000 or higher have been earned with B+, A-, or A, respectively. If a grade of C- or below is earned, the student will need to re-take the course when it is offered again and must obtain a passing grade to have it count toward an M.S. degree. Note, the grade earned on the first attempt at the course will be averaged into the cumulative GPA.


*GMS 6007 Fundamentals of Neuroscience 3 X
*GMS 6790 New Developments in Neuroscience 2 X
*GMS 7795 Neuroscience Professional Survival Skills 3 X
*GMS 6705 Functional Human Neuroanatomy (prereq GMS 6007) 4 X
*GMS 6021 Organization & Development of the Nervous System (prereq GMS 6007) 2 X
GMS 6713 Neurobiology of Behavioral Disorders (prereq GMS 6007, suggested 6705) 3 X X X
GMS 7795 Homeostasis and the Brain 3 X
GMS 6073 Disorders of the Developing Nervous System (prereq GMS 6021) 1 X
GMS 7795 Nobel Prizes in Neuroscience 1 X
GMS 6750 Molecular Pathobiology of Neural Disease (prereq GMS6705) 1 X
GMS 7795 Neuroimaging 1 X
GMS 7795 Pain 1 X
GMS 7795 Aging and the Brain 3 X
GMS 7795 Learning and Memory I 2 X
GMS 7795 Learning and Memory II 2 X
GMS 6910 Comprehensive Neuroscience Capstone Project 4 X X

*Required courses must be completed before final semester

Students who have successfully completed the graduate Certificate in Biomedical Neuroscience program will be able to transfer credits for all courses they completed in that program with a B or better to the UF Biomedical Neuroscience MSc program. Course credits from other UF online certificate programs will be considered for transfer on a case-by-case basis. The decision to allow transfer of course credit from these programs will primarily depend on whether the course is clearly relevant to neuroscience.

Online Neuroscience Masters Handbook through 2023

Online Neuroscience Masters Handbook starting 2024

Recommended Course Order

  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience should be completed during the first semester of enrollment.
  • Functional Human Neuroanatomy should be completed before Molecular Pathobiology of Molecular Disease and Biological Clocks in Neural Health and Disease.
  • Organization and Development of the Nervous system should be taken before Developmental Neurobiology.

The course schedule below is suggested and considers the content of the courses. It is recommended that students take no more than 2 courses each semester, but may be allowed a larger course load after the first semester with satisfactory academic progress.

Recommended Course Sequence

GMS 6007 Fundamentals of Neuroscience (required) 3 credits
GMS 6970 New Developments in Neuroscience (required) 2 credits
GMS 7795 Neuroscience Professional Skills (required) 3credits
GMS 6705 Functional Human Neuroanatomy (required) 4 credits
Electives 2-3 credits
Electives 5-6 credits
GMS 6021 Disorders of the Developing Nervous System (required) 1 credit
GMS 6910 Capstone Course (required) 2 credits
Electives 5-6 credits
GMS 6910 Capstone Course (required) 2 credits