Joint Ph.D. Degree

Use your Graduate Academic Bulletin

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

How to apply

The Joint Ph.D. Degree in the Cognitive Science Program is for new students and current students already in another Ph.D. department or program at IUB.  Current students in the Cognitive Science Program may also apply for the Joint Ph.D. Degree if they decide to pursue a second graduate major from another department or program. The Joint Cognitive Science Ph.D. has different requirements from the Single-major Cognitive Science Ph.D.

New students need to be accepted separately by both the Cognitive Science Program and the second Ph.D. program (the dual major). Current IU graduate students will need to submit an electronic application for graduate admission to a dual degree in the Cognitive Science Program. Students will need to include with the online application: Application to Change from a Single to a Double Major for the Ph.D. degree form, the Advisory Committee form for a dual major, and a goal statement addressing their aims in both majors (1-2 pages). Students are required to make such a request prior to their qualification exams. Please contact Susan Palmer for additional information (