Graduate students in good standing in one of the participating academic units—Psychology and Neuroscience; Philosophy; Computer Science; Linguistics; Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences; Education; and Architecture and Planning—may apply to earn a combined PhD with cognitive science. Earning such a degree can significantly enhance a student’s academic knowledge and career choices. Review the course requirements, application for admission, and program completion checklist for further information.
Once you decide to enroll in the program, submit a formal application for admission, unofficial transcript, and plan of study to the ICS main office. A Progress Report should be completed annually and submitted to the Institute. Each program has formal approval from the Graduate School, and the PhD program is acknowledged on the student’s diploma.
Once completed, fill out the Combined PhD Completion Checklist and turn it in at the Institute's main office.
Required Core Courses
*Up to six units may be transferred from a different accredited institution. Candidate will submit a proposal of course substitutions based on the approved course list which will demonstrate comparable course content. A decision to accept substitute course work is at the discretion of the academic program director and/or curriculum committee based on the available information.
For more information: Donna Caccamise
Associate Director and
Academic Program Director