Currently, four "home" departments are associated with the joint
Cognitive Science Ph.D. program:
Child Study and Human Development,
Students interested in pursuing
the Cognitive Science Ph.D. program must be accepted into the
graduate programs of one of these three departments and additionally
apply for admission to the joint Cognitive Science program.
The application to the Cognitive Science Ph.D. Program is a
Step 1. You may apply for admission to one of the host departments
through the regular graduate admissions process.
While applying to one of these home programs, you should indicate that you also intend to
apply to the Cognitive Science program.
Step 2. This step can be performed
either during your application to a host department or after you have already
been admitted to a host department. You and your advisor (or prospective
advisor) send a formal request for admission to the Cognitive Science program
director. The request should be accompanied with the same application materials
that were supplied with your application to the home department. The program
director will work with the faculty responsible for admission in the home
department to determine the applicant's eligibility, and propose candidates to
the Steering committee, who will then vote on admission.
- Only students who satisfy the admissions criteria of the home department can
be considered for admission into the Cognitive Science Ph.D. program.
- The Cognitive Science steering committee makes admissions decisions solely about
the joint Ph.D. program. Their decision does not affect your admission to
the home department.