Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (Z037)
Graduate Degree Program
College: Behavioral and Social Sciences
The Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Program offers a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for students pursuing graduate degrees in related departmental programs. This certificate program allows students to obtain significant interdisciplinary training that complements their graduate degree in a NACS-related discipline. The NACS Certificate serves to acknowledge this training.
0219 Cole Student Activities Building
4095 Union Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Only students enrolled in a Ph.D. degree program at the University of Maryland, College Park will be eligible for the NACS Certificate. Students enrolled in the NACS Ph.D. program are not eligible. Interested students are encouraged to contact the NACS office for advisement on coordinating the NACS Certificate requirements with their Ph.D. requirements. Admission will be at the discretion of the NACS Graduate Director, with the advice and consent of the NACS Executive Committee. Students must submit a letter to the NACS Graduate Director requesting admission to the Certificate Program and outlining their plan of study for the NACS Certificate. Students must also identify a NACS faculty member to serve as their Certificate advisor. In many cases this may be the student’s existing departmental Ph.D. advisor. Study for the Certificate must be completed by the end of the fifth year after admission to the program.
- Completed application to the NACS Certificate program.
- PDF copy of unofficial UM transcript.
- Letter from primary advisor endorsing the application to the NACS Certificate program.
All files should be submitted electronically, with a strong preference for PDF files. Please use transparent file names that start with your name, i.e., smith_application.pdf, smith_transcript.pdf, smith_endorsement.pdf. Send files together in one email message to Pam Komarek, NACS Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.