Master of Neurological Science
The Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Graduate Education in Neurology to grant the Master of Neurological Science Degree (MNeuroSci). The MNeuroSci is a Professional degree for specialists in Neurology.
Candidates who have completed a minimum of 350 credit hours of Graduate Study in Neurology with the Carrick Institute, will be eligible for admission to the degree of MNeuroSci upon the completion and defense of a thesis in the form of a graduate case study acceptable for publication in an indexed scientific journal.
Candidates for the Master of Neurological Science degree will be assigned to a Graduate School Advisor who will guide the preparation of the Thesis and act as the Master’s degree supervisor.
Tuition: Tuition for those candidates who have completed a minimum of 350 hours of graduate study in Neurology is $3500. Tuition includes all costs associated with Graduate school advisor salary, direction and review of thesis, registrations, transcript preparation and diploma/degree preparation.
As you can imagine, the costs of our faculty advisors and administration equal or exceed the tuition presently necessary for us to award the degree. We expect tuition costs to rise in the future and are doing our best to facilitate your success in obtaining a graduate degree.
Registration is online at carrickinstitute.com. All candidates must secure a recommendation from a faculty member of the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies in order to be considered for the Master’s degree program.
Carrick Institute Thesis Requirements MNeuroSci
Candidates for the MNeuroSci degree must successfully complete a minimum of 350 hours of graduate study in neurology with the Carrick Institute and be recommended to the Master’s degree by a faculty member of the Institute. Central to the Master’s degree is the preparation of a thesis/case study in a form that will be acceptable for publication in an indexed peer-reviewed scientific journal.
The Thesis/Case studies usually contain between 3000 and 7000 words and are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they have not been published or submitted elsewhere. They must be in the style of case history reporting so that they might contribute to the clinical literature in a subject area. Master’s degree candidates are assigned to a Faculty Advisor who will guide the candidate in the preparation of his/her thesis. The completed thesis must be at a level that will warrant publication in an indexed peer-review scientific journal.
The diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes must be clearly defined. A comprehensive review of the literature specific to the case diagnosis and treatment is an integral part of the Case Report/Thesis.
Your thesis must be formatted according to the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (www.icmje.org).
If human experimentation is being reported, you must include a statement to confirm that the work was done in accordance with the appropriate institutional review body of the Carrick Institute and carried out with the ethical standards set forth in the Helsinki Declaration of 1975.
You must prepare an Abstract. Abstracts should be written in the third person. Structured abstracts should contain no more than 250 words. You should use the following abstract subheadings: Context, Objective, Design, Setting, Patients or Other Participants, Intervention(s), Main Outcome Measure(s), and Results.
References: Start references on a separate page following the text. Number consecutively in the text by order of appearance. In the text, designate reference numbers either as superscript or on the line in parentheses. (Do not use the footnote function in WordPerfect.) Abbreviate journal titles according to Index Medicus. If in doubt, cite complete journal name. Follow the format and punctuation shown in the following examples. Do not use periods in abbreviations of journal titles. List all authors, but if the number exceeds 6, give the first 3 names followed by “et al.”
Pert CB, Dreher HE, Ruff MR. The psychosomatic network: foundations of mind-body medicine. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 1998;4(4):30-41
Schiffman JD. Immunology of influenza. In: Cane MB, ed. Viruses and Influenza. Orlando, Fla: Academic Press; 1990:191-196.
Avery GB. Neonatology: Pathophysiology and Management of the Neonate. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: JB Lippincott; 1987:77-80.
Tables – Number and title each table consecutively in the order mentioned in the text. Each column within a table should have a heading. Explain abbreviations in the legend.
Figures – Submit 1 Copy. On the back of one copy note the figure number, last name of the primary author, and orientation (top/left/right). Include the name of the photographer or illustrator, if applicable. In clinical photographs in which the patient can be recognized, include a release signed by the patient or guardian granting permission to publish the photograph. If permission is not obtained, the photograph will be cropped to ensure anonymity.
Permissions – If any material in the manuscript is from a prior copyrighted publication, a letter of permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material should be included. If a photo or illustration does not belong to the author, it must be accompanied by a letter of permission from the copyright holder to reproduce it. Those cited in personal communications (verbal or written) or acknowledgments also must grant the author written permission for the use of their names and/or material.
Proprietary Interest – Authors with financial or proprietary interest in the subject matter or materials discussed (eg, employment, stock ownership, honoraria, etc) will be asked to submit a statement for publication on the first page of the article.
Drug Names – Use full generic names only, including inactive moiety. The trade name of a drug may be cited in parentheses the first time the generic name appears.
Units of Measurement – Measurements of length, height, weight, and volume should be reported in metric units or their decimal multiples. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius. Blood pressure should be given in millimeters of mercury. All physiologic measurements should be reported in SI (System International) units.
Abbreviations and Symbols – With the exception of standard units of measurements, avoid abbreviations. Do not use abbreviations in the title or abstract. When a large number of abbreviations are being used, list them in a in table.
Reprints – Upon publication, authors will receive 2 complimentary copies of the issue in which their article appears. Order forms for reprints will accompany galleys.
Checklist for Authors
When your thesis/report is finished and approved for submission by your faculty advisor you will send an electronic version of your manuscript along with one printed copy, including the following:
- Title page, to include:
- Title of Thesis/CASE STUDY
- Running title
- Authors’ full name with degrees, ranks, credentials, and affiliations
- Author’s name, address, and telephone numbers (home and work), fax numbers and e-mail address
- Institution(s) or Clinic or Office in which the work was performed
- Grants or other financial support used for the study
- Abstract, double spaced on a separate page, including title, structured abstracts up to 250 words
- Text, double spaced, starting on a new page, printed on one side of each page only
- References (double-spaced starting on a new page and following the format of the most recent version of the American Medical Association Manual of Style — currently the 9th edition)
- Figures (1 Copy of each, labeled on the back with primary author’s last name, figure number and orientation, eg, top/left/right)
- Permissions (eg, for personal communications or reproduced figures)
- Acknowledgments (obtain written permission from each person listed in this section)