PhD in Psychology and Cognitive Science
The Joint PhD program in Cognitive Science offers students the opportunity to receive world-class training in the interdisciplinary methods and theories of cognitive science. Students are admitted to and based in a "home" department, either Psychology, Computer Science, Child Study and Human Development, and Education, and fulfill the requirements of both their home department and the Cognitive Science PhD program.
Note there is no separate admissions process for the Cognitive Science PhD program. Applicants simply indicate their interest in the program on the application to their home department.
Students based in the Psychology department who successfully complete this program will be awarded a "Joint PhD in Psychology and Cognitive Science."
Students in the Psychology and Cognitive Science PhD program must meet all of the requirements for the Psychology PhD as well as those for Cognitive Science.
Many of the courses and qualifying papers required for the Cognitive Science PhD program may be used to fulfill requirements towards the Psychology PhD program. Students are encouraged to work with their advisor(s) to determine the optimal alignment of these courses and requirements.
Cognitive Science Requirements
In addition to the Psychology PhD requirements, candidates must complete the following:
- A minimum of 12 cognitive science courses (note that many of these also count towards the Psychology requirements):
- Four general requirements of all Joint PhD students:
Learn more at the Cognitive Science PhD Program website.