Graduate studies in Cognitive Science at Carleton emphasize that cognitive science is an interdisciplinary science, with contributions from psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy. Research is emphasized, along with relevant coursework.

The Master of Cognitive Science program is for individuals who have an undergraduate degree in one the above disciplines or who have an undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science. The program consists of 5.0 credits. Two options are available, a Thesis option or a Research Project option. The difference between the two options is that the Thesis option weights equally course credits (2.5 credits) and thesis credits (2.5 credits), whereas the Research Project option weights course credits more heavily (4.0 credits) than the project credit (1.0 credits).

The Ph.D. program in Cognitive Science is for individuals who have a master’s degree in one the above disciplines or who have a master’s degree in Cognitive Science. 10.0 credits are required. Students complete 1) coursework (2.5 credits), 2) two Methodology Rotations that are designed to promote competency in areas outside the student’s area of expertise (0.5 credits each), and 3) a thesis (6.5 credits).

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