Cognitive Neuroscience Combined PhD

Cognitive Neuroscience Combined PhD

Graduate students in good standing in one of the participating academic units—Psychology and Neuroscience; Philosophy; Computer Science; Linguistics; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; Education; Integrative Physiology; Information Science; and Architecture and Planning—may apply to earn a combined PhD with Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and their core discipline.

Students interested in the Combined PhD with Cognitive Science and Neuroscience must meet course and thesis requirements. The student’s thesis advisor must be a participating faculty member of the cognitive neuroscience faculty. To enroll in this triple degree, you must enroll in the Neuroscience Program and the Cognitive Science Program. Review the course requirements on the link below. 

Students in good academic standing can then make a formal application for admission to the Triple PhD Program in the Institute (ICS application, unofficial transcript, and plan of study). Once accepted into the program, a Progress Report should be completed annually and submitted to the Institute. Each program has formal approval from the Graduate School, and completion of a program is acknowledged with the PhD program noted on the student’s diploma.

Once completed, fill out the Triple PhD Completion checklist found under "Forms" and turn it in at the Institute's main office.

Click here for requirements and course list.

For more information:  Donna Caccamise
                                       Associate Director and
                                       Academic Program Director