Online Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience

College of Medicine

Ohio State’s online neuroscience certificate program provides an in-depth and comprehensive look at cognitive processes, abilities, and diseases within the human body. In addition to content focused on neuroscience fundamentals and how neurological research impacts healthcare and society, the online neuroscience courses teach you how to interact and apply neuroscience to your everyday life and keep up-to-date in this ever-advancing field.  

This online graduate certificate program offers a unique opportunity for those seeking a neuroscience education outside of the typical concentrated degree in neuroscience. Neuroscience not only applies to medical and biological research but is now used in marketing, law, finance, engineering, and manufacturing. 

Campus Requirements: NONE – 100% online  

Class Format: Asynchronous – meaning you can complete coursework each week on your own schedule.  

Credit Hours Required: 15 

Cost Per Credit Hour:  $812.07 per credit hour (includes instructional and general fees)

Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA. Requirements follow those of the Graduate School, but no GRE scores are required.  

Time to Completion: 2 semesters full-time; 3 semesters part-time 

What You’ll Learn: How to define the essential properties of neurons and explain neuron function, identify the anatomy of the nervous system, and explain basic molecular and cellular processes underlying neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. 

Application Open: March 1

Application Deadline: July 1

Sara Gombash Lampe
Clinical Assistant Professor
"Spending so many years in neuroscience research and now in education, I want my learners to understand that neuroscience knowledge is applicable in many unexpected areas. I aim to provide learners with skill sets to keep up with and keep learning about neuroscience for as long as they desire."

Sample Courses


Neurobiology of Disease

An expert clinical and research dive into the biological basis for neurological diseases.

Neuroscience in Society

Learners will focus on the ethical and societal implications of neuroscience and examine situations where neuroscientific discovery, outside of a laboratory, can change human lives.


An introduction to neurotrauma, cutting-edge research, and comprehensive care for individuals experiencing traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke.


An introduction to basic principles of neuroimaging methods and technologies as applied to human subject research.

Featured Faculty

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ready to become a Buckeye?

Receive more information about this online program.

Text Opt In