Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Cognitive Science

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Institute of Cognitive Science
Field of Study:Cognitive Science
Areas of Research:Consciousness; Cognitive development; Mathematical Cognition; Cognitive and Computational Modeling; Human Performance; Applied Cognition; Syntax; Semantics; Pragmatics; Philosophy of Mind and Language; Intelligent Information Systems Knowledge Representation; Natural Language Understanding; Swarm and Collective Intelligence; Evolutionary Computing; Experimental and Computational Neuroscience.
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,381
National: $6,381


Are you interested in how people or computers think? Carleton University offers a stand-alone doctoral program in Cognitive Science. This advanced program spans the fields of the humanities, social sciences and sciences as an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the study of thought. Students spend one term in each of two laboratories or other research venues using two different methods for studying cognition (behavioural, linguistic-theoretic, computational, conceptual, neuroscientific). There are opportunities to do research off campus.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 230] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to have a Master's degree (or the equivalent) from one of the participating disciplines. An average of at least A- in courses in cognition is normally required. Applicants with a master's degree in one of the participating disciplines are normally admitted to a 10.0-credit program. Students eligible for admission to the 10.0 -credit program but with deficiencies may be required to take additional courses or may be directed to apply for the M. Cog.Sc. To be admitted, a candidate must submit a description of his or her proposed area of thesis research and a member of the core faculty must indicate in writing that he or she is willing to supervise the student.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 01, 2022