Tailored to the individual student's area of interest, the cognitive science curriculum for this certificate is designed to provide broad as well as in-depth training in the cognitive sciences.

Graduate students in good standing in one of the following participating academic units may apply to earn a graduate certificate in cognitive science:

  • Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Computer Science
  • Linguistics
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
  • Education
  • Integrative Physiology
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Information Science

Earning such a certificate can significantly enhance a student's academic knowledge and career choices.

To learn more about the certificate, visit the ICS website.


The graduate certificate consists of course requirements only.

Required Courses
PSYC 6200/CSCI 6402/EDUC 6504/LING 6200/PHIL 6310Issues and Methods in Cognitive Science3
PSYC/LING 7775/CSCI 7772/EDUC 7775/SLHS 7775/PHIL 7810Topics in Cognitive Science (2 semesters, 1 credit per semester)2
Three cognitive science courses of 2 credit hours or more6
One interdisciplinary course2-3
Additional courses to complete the credit-hour requirement from at least two different departments outside of the student's home department

To learn more about the program, visit the department's Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate webpage.