Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience

General

Program Description

The Carrick Institute has successfully completed a full Institutional and Curriculum review and site inspection by the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education. This process has taken us several years and we are pleased to have received a Provisional License from the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education to offer the Master of Science degree in Clinical Neuroscience as it continues its mission of National and Regional Accreditation.

Our Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience degree program is designed for healthcare professionals that desire an academic Master's degree in clinical neuroscience. There is a significant demand for clinical academics trained in neuroscience at universities, research labs, and clinical practice. Our program is a unique experience based upon our 40 years of experience educating healthcare professionals in neuroscience.

The Carrick Institute Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience Degree is designed to train healthcare professionals to serve as clinical neuroscientists and conduct research into the study and function of the human nervous system.

Carrick Institute Creates and Delivers

  • High-Performance Leadership—An ability to confidently lead oneself and others for sustainable high performance.
  • Global Effectiveness—An ability to perform effectively across cultures in addressing critical clinical neuroscience technology challenges.
  • Clinical neuroscience mastery—An ability to enhance personal and organizational performance through the study of clinical neurological technology.
  • An Innovative Mindset—An ability to think and act creatively in the field of clinical neuroscience technology.
  • Clinical Neuroscience Expertise—An ability to contribute strategically through highly developed functional clinical neuroscience technology skills.
  • Professional Curriculum—An ability to learn from academic and educational principles based upon and sensitive to clinical neuroscience technology needs.
  • Professional Faculty—An ability to work with academic and research clinical neurologists, as well as working with practicing professional working clinical neurologists.
  • Educational Exchange—An ability to work with other professional clinical neurologists with opportunities for international educational exchange.

Curriculum

This Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience program is 30 semester credit hours, delivered online in an asynchronous manner.

Courses

  • NSM511: The Central Nervous System, 3 credit hours
  • NSM512: The Development and Communication in the Nervous System, 3 credit hours
  • NSM513: Spinal Cord and Brain Stem Functionality and Cerebral Vascular Systems, 3 credit hours
  • NSM521: Brainstem Development, Function, and Pathology, 3 credit hours
  • NSM522: Cranial Nerves and Higher Brain Function, 3 credit hours
  • NSM523: The Somatosensory and Viserosensory Systems, 3 credit hours
  • NSM631: Higher Functions of Sensation, Vision, Hearing and Balance, 3 credit hours
  • NSM632: Motor Systems, 3 credit hours
  • NSM633: Function of the Brain, Basal Ganglia and Cerebellum in Human Movement and Cognition, 3 credit hours
  • NSM700: Capstone Project
    • Students in the master’s degree in Clinical Neuroscience will gather what they have learned throughout their master’s program and apply it to examine a specific idea, concept, or application in clinical neuroscience. This will be accomplished through the Capstone Project that will serve as the culminating academic and intellectual experience of the master’s degree.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. How long does the program typically take to complete?
    • On average, a student may take 24 months (on a 2 credit hours/semester schedule) to complete the program.
    • Students may request to take a reduced course load. While students can complete the program in 24 months, by enrolling and completing a lower number of courses at any given time, students may complete the program in an extended timeframe that requires longer than 24 months.
  2. How many weeks in each semester?
    • Each course is 15 weeks in duration which equals a semester. It is possible to take three semesters per year, representing 45 weeks.
  3. Who can apply to this program?
    • At this time, a doctorate in a health profession or a Ph.D. is required for admissions into the program.
  4. What are the classes in the program?
  5. What is the average weekly time commitment for this program?
    • The amount of time a student should dedicate to completing the program within a 24-month schedule is 10 hours per week on average.
  6. Will the time of the online class be done through a series of pre-loaded videos or would we have to attend live stream classes?
    • All classwork is conducted in an asynchronous manner. Courses contain extensive interaction but are completed on the scholar’s time and contains various due dates each week.
Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

Carrick Institute is an independent, post-secondary institution licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education to offer the Master of Science Degree in Cli ... Read More

Carrick Institute is an independent, post-secondary institution licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education to offer the Master of Science Degree in Clinical Neuroscience. Carrick Institute provides its post-secondary degreed students with an opportunity to prepare themselves with new and additional educational opportunities in the field of clinical neuroscience. Through the guidance of the faculty at the Institute, theoretical aspects, as well as practical and creative applications in clinical neuroscience procedures are addressed in the curriculum and reinforced with other practicing professionals in the clinical neuroscience field. Read less
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