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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

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
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.

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

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Andrew McClellan

Email
Phone: (573) 882-1447
Address: 213A Lefevre Hall, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO 65211

Master of Science in Neuroscience

On Campus

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent

Application Deadline

  • Fall deadline: December 15

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 20111200
On or after August 1, 2011308

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 Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies 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 Studies online application)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Previous research experience form (if applicable)
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL (if applicable)

Doctrorate in Neuroscience

On Campus

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent

Application Deadline

  • Fall deadline: December 15

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 20111200
On or after August 1, 2011308

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 Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies 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 Studies online application)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Previous research experience form (if applicable)
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL (if applicable)