Application Procedures

Students applying for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Computational Neuroscience must be enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program at the University of Michigan. Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Computational Neuroscience may be granted at any time, but please note the following deadlines:

  • To be considered for enrollment in Fall, students will need to apply by August 1st
  • To be considered for enrollment in Winter, students will need to apply by December 1st
  • For first year students, first semester grades must be posted before applying for this certificate

♦ Application procedures for U-M graduate students currently enrolled in a Rackham graduate program:

  1. Students should submit a complete application form. Students are encouraged to discuss their proposed study program with their research advisor prior to submission. For first year NGP students, please talk with NGP’s Director. Note that to fill the form:
    – You must be logged-in with your umich ID
    – You cannot save the form before submitting it, so you must have all the information ready
    – Exceptions for courses not on the approved list can be obtained from the certificate’s program committee. If you wish to take a course not on the approved list, submit a syllabus, and explain why this course should be included, to neuro-micde@umich.edu. You must do this prior to submitting the application form.
  2. After reviewing your application, the certificate’s program committee will contact you to set a meeting with Prof. Victoria Booth, the certificate’s program director.
  3. Once the certificate’s director approves your application, UM graduate students enrolled in a Rackham graduate program (e.g. MS, PhD, MA, MFA programs) should complete the Rackham Add a Degree/Certificate Online application. Please email rachelfk@umich.edu once you have completed the online application. The Graduate Certificate in Computational Neuroscience ”program code” is 02305.

♦ Application procedures for current U-M graduate students but not enrolled in a Rackham graduate program (e.g. in Ross School of Business):

  1. Students should submit a complete application form. Students are encouraged to discuss their proposed study program with their research advisor prior to submission. Note that to fill the form:
    – You must be logged-in with your umich ID
    – You cannot save the form before submitting it, so you must have all the information ready
    – Exceptions for courses not on the approved list can be obtained from the certificate’s program committee. If you wish to take a course not on the approved list, submit a syllabus, and explain why this course should be included, to neuro-micde@umich.edu. You must do this prior to submitting the application form.
  2. After reviewing your application, the certificate’s program committee will contact you to set a meeting with the certificate’s program director.
  3. Once the certificate program’s director approves your application, go to the Rackham Graduate School Application.
  4. Type “Neuroscience” into the search box, and select the following degree program:
    i. Computational Neuroscience Certificate.
  5. Make sure to upload your UMich transcript from Wolverine Access (unofficial is OK).
  6. For the Academic Statement of Purpose, upload a print out of your certificate application’s confirmation email.
  7. In the Recommendation section, write “Computational Neuroscience Certificate — Waived by Dept.” in the First Name field.
  8. For the Personal Statement, upload a document stating “Computational Neuroscience Certificate — Personal Statement Not Required.”
  9. Pay the application fee.
  10. Email rachelfk@umich.edu to inform us that you have submitted your application.

Questions? Please email neuro-micde@umich.edu