Aging and Neuroscience
The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.
The Graduate Certificate in Aging and Neuroscience offers students the opportunity to do graduate-level study that focuses on Neuroscience, Aging and Brain Repair. Students study anatomy, physiology, pathology, and molecular biology of the nervous system, and how these disciplines relate to behavioral sciences and modern therapeutic advances.
The graduate certificate offers students flexibility in class scheduling and focused course work. Graduates will develop the specialized skills needed to work in research and/or clinical environments, in hospital, laboratory, industry, or university settings, where specialized knowledge of Neuroscience is required. In addition to medical residents, the certificate is also intended for students who are not yet committed to pursuing a graduate degree. It is anticipated that some students will apply for master's or Ph.D. degrees offered by USF's Health Science Center.
Credit toward graduate degree
Up to 9 hours or 2 courses of certificate course credits at or above the 6000 level may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. In addition applicants should have:
Please visit www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to access the application. In addition, to the application forms please please submit:
- Departmental Approval Form (Please print, sign, and submit with all other documents to our office).
- Official transcripts
- 250-word letter of interest, stating your objectives for pursing this course of study
First, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/, the link to OASIS, USF's online registration system. Follow directions given online.
To access online course materials, students must have the USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain the NetID.
New students, including those studying online, may obtain the USFCard. Please visit: http://it.usf.edu/services/usfcardto obtain the USFCard.
Tuition and fees
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