Use your Graduate Academic Bulletin

You must consult with the IU Graduate School Bulletin for official degree requirements and program details. The following is not the official record.

Students pursuing a graduate degree in Cognitive Science should use the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin.

Official requirements for our Ph.D. degree can be found by clicking on the Bulletin below:

2019-20: Cognitive Science University Graduate School Academic Bulletin

Our five certificates

Graduate Area Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction

You will take a broad range of courses involving the applied cognitive analysis of human-computer interaction (HCI). This program emphasizes the theoretical and methodological issues associated with designing and evaluating cognitively compatible user interfaces to interactive technologies.

Graduate Area Certificate in Language and Speech

You’ll focus on a broad range of topics that focus on issues related to language and speech. This program of study emphasizes mastery of language structure, language processing, and computational approaches to linguistic analysis. An independent research project exploring some facet of language and speech is required.

Graduate Area Certificate in Logic, Language, and Computation

The area covered by this certificate is applied logic; i.e., logic as applied to information processing. It is an area of research that is of increasing importance in artificial intelligence and computer science.

Graduate Area Certificate in Modeling in Cognitive Science

You will take a broad selection of courses involving mathematical and computer simulation approaches to modeling, with a specialization in at least one area of modeling, and with a research project involving modeling. This program emphasizes both basic techniques and applications in particular content areas.

Graduate Area Certificate in Dynamical Systems in Cognitive Science

Develop an understanding of problems introduced by a dynamical perspective on cognitive phenomena, and of the theoretical and methodological means of addressing those problems, as found in dynamical systems. You will apply this understanding and analysis to a content area of your choice, including study of perception, cognition, motor behavior, neural networks, language, and development.