Human Brain and Learning Certificate

The Graduate School, in conjunction with Departments of Educational Psychology and Psychology, offers a certificate program in The Human Brain & Learning. This certificate program is available to master's and doctoral candidates in any field of study across the university. Its purpose is to enhance a disciplinary graduate degree with specialization in human cognition, learning, and development.

The program provides an intensive study of a variety of cognitive neuroscience, development, learning theories and research methodologies with a focus on Electroencephalography. Courses stress interaction between theory and practice through research with connections to human learning and development.

Course Requirements

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify areas in the neuro and cognitive sciences that have relevant application to teaching and learning in formal and informal learning settings
  • Identify and analyze advanced brain structures and functions
  • Conduct and interpret EEG research studies
  • Synthesize research findings and consider relevance to educational interventions increasing our understanding of cognition and the brain


Thank you for your interest in our Human Brain and Learning Certificate program. To earn this certificate, students may enroll in one of the following ways:

  • Be admitted into or currently enrolled in a Miami master's, Ed.D. or Ph.D. program
  • Be admitted into or currently enrolled at Miami as a 'Continuing Graduate Status'/non-degree-seeking student
    • Students must have a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate degree GPA
  • Be admitted into or currently enrolled in a master's degree program at another accredited institution

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