Neuroscience and Clinical Neuroscience

Master of Science: Online

The Master of Science in Neuroscience and Clinical Neuroscience are programs designed for learners who already possess a bachelor’s degree or higher. Additionally, only learners who are licensed health care providers are permitted to enroll in the Clinical Neuroscience degree track. A health care practitioner license is required of all learners in this track a required to complete a hands-on clinical class involving actual patient care.

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Master of Science: Online

The Master of Science in Neuroscience and Clinical Neuroscience are programs designed for learners who already possess a bachelor’s degree or higher. Additionally, only learners who are licensed health care providers are permitted to enroll in the Clinical Neuroscience degree track. A health care practitioner license is required of all learners in this track a required to complete a hands-on clinical class involving actual patient care.

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  • Essentials
  • Outcomes
  • Admission Requirements

Essentials

The Master of Science in Neuroscience and Clinical Neuroscience are programs designed for learners who already possess a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Additionally, only learners who are licensed health care providers are permitted to enroll in the Clinical Neuroscience degree track. A health care practitioner license is required of all learners in this track in order to complete a hands-on clinical class involving actual patient care.

Parker’s Neuroscience program consists of:
● A new enrollment period every 7 and a half weeks (6 times per year)
● Fully online distance education instructional formats (with the exception of the clinical residency)
● A total of 33 credit hours

● 30 credit hours of neuroscience courses
● 3 credit hours of capstone course
● 3 credit hours of clinical residency (additional if the clinical neuroscience program is elected)

This program will prepare graduates to manage complex cases not typically seen in community-based primary care practices, such as traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, paraplegia and the sequelae to limb amputations.  It will also prepare graduates for positions in health care and health care education where they would function as expert clinicians (if they also hold a DC, MD, ND or equivalent degree and appropriate license), clinical consultants, researchers, and educators.

The curriculum will include courses in human neurobiology, the management of specific neurological disorders, harm prevention, professional communications, and emerging themes in the clinical neurosciences. All courses will be taught by instructors with a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in the relevant domain, or a professional degree plus an advanced qualification in a relevant domain (e.g. a fellowship or graduate degree).

Outcomes

Graduates will demonstrate expert knowledge of and clinical skills of relevance to:
● Clinically relevant neuroanatomy of the peripheral, central and autonomic divisions of the nervous system
● The biological basis of neurological disorders that have been shown to respond to manual and adjunctive therapies.
● Diagnosis of selected neurological disorders.
● Management of those neurological disorders that respond to manual and adjunctive therapies.
● The critical analysis of clinically oriented neuroscience research.
● Oral and written communication skills appropriate for presentation at scientific meetings and for peer-reviewed publication.

Admission Requirements

Applicants may be admitted by meeting one of the following four options:

 

  1. Master of Science in Neuroscience 33 credit hour program and Master of Science in Clinical Neuroscience 36 credit hour program†: Applicants may be admitted into this program with a four-year baccalaureate degree in science allied health (or equivalent) from an accredited institution. Applicants may be admitted with a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution*.
  2. Prerequisite Courses:
    Prerequisite courses must be completed with a “B” or above.
    • Anatomy (or equivalent) (6 credits)

    • *Applicants who choose either #1 or #2 must have a minimum GMAT score of 450, GRE composite score of 1350, or MAT score at the 40th percentile.The GMAT, GRE, or MAT may be waived if the applicant meets one criterion of the following requirements:Graduate degree from an accredited institution;Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade-point average of 3.0 or above;Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade-point average of 2.7 or above with a minimum of two years of administrative, managerial, or professional work experience documented on applicant’s resume;

      Completion of the first semester of enrollment of the Parker University MS Clinical Neuroscience or MS Neuroscience program with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and no grade below a B.

      †Applicants for the Clinical Neuroscience degree program must possess a license as a health care provider due to actual patient contact.. Examples include: D.C., D.O., M.D., P.T., R.N., etc. All final decisions regarding admittance to this track are at the discretion of the Dean of the program.

  3. Provisional Admission
    Students may be provisionally admitted to graduate program pending the completion of prerequisite course(s) with a grade point average of 3.0 with no course grades below a “B” for the first six credit hours in the MS Clinical Neuroscience or MS Neuroscience program. Students must complete the prerequisite courses prior to taking the complementary major-specific course.
  4. Provisional Admission
    Should a student not be able to provide all the required documentation for entrance into the program, at the discretion of the Dean or Associate Provost, the student may be allowed to register for one semester. Should the student not provide the remaining documentation for admission during the semester, the student may not register for additional classes. Failure to provide documentation or test scores or to achieve the grade point average required by the end of the first semester may lead to suspension or dismissal from the university.

 

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