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Cognitive Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #11 (BCR) Baltimore, MD, United States
The Department of Cognitive Science PhD program’s primary goal is to train a new generation of cognitive scientists who can meld multiple existing disciplines into a new, genuinely integrated science of the mind/brain.
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Overview

A secondary goal is to train graduates who are competitive for positions in traditional disciplinary departments at research universities. Because many of the most exciting research developments recognized within the related traditional disciplines arise through interdisciplinary research, the training in cognitive science offered by our department can promote a graduate’s attractiveness as a candidate for positions in a variety of departments.

The training we offer in cognitive science is highly interdisciplinary, strongly theoretically oriented, and integrated to an extent only possible within a department of cognitive science.

In addition, PhD students are provided extensive experience integrating the theory and methods of diverse cognitive sub-disciplines through specially designed integrative courses and regular seminars involving the entire department.

Our program can offer such a breadth and depth of training because, unlike departments in the allied disciplines, in a department of cognitive science, 100% of graduate training can be focused on cognition. Integrated training across the spectrum of cognitive methods allows students to emerge from graduate school as professional cognitive scientists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Cognitive psychology and neuropsychology
  • Computational approaches to cognition
  • Generative linguistics
  • Philosophy of mind

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Academic record
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous college and university study
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Baltimore

  • 1240 - 2100 USD/month
    Living Costs

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