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Certificate Requirements

Doctoral students in participating departments can become a Cognitive Science Specialist. This allows the student to be eligible for our quarterly travel grants, our Advanced Fellowships, and ultimately to obtain a Certificate in Cognitive Science. In addition, we welcome student input about potential speakers--just email us if there is someone that you think would give a good talk here. All specialists are invited to lunch with Cognitive Science Speakers while they are on campus, as well

Requirements: six Cognitive Science courses, at least four outside of home department. Courses taken P/N count the same for the Specialization as courses taken for a grade.

There is no time limit on when you can become a Specialist, and you do not have to complete the necessary courses before declaring. To declare your intent to become a Specialist, complete a Cognitive Science Specialist-Declaration Form.

Note: A list of pre-approved courses is available here. However, if you would like to count a course that is not on this list, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Mary McGrath.

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