May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Aging & Neuroscience Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

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.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Curriculum Requirements (9 Credit Hours)

Nine (9) - Twelve (12) Credit Hours. (Exemption possisble w/ advanced standing)

Complete the following:

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.