The Institute sponsors Graduate Certificate Programs and Combined PhD Programs that provide exceptional breadth and depth of interdisciplinary training in the cognitive sciences. Graduate students who are interested in these ICS programs must first be admitted to a CU Boulder graduate program. The participating graduate programs hosting cognitive science fellows include:

  • Psychology and Neuroscience;
  • Philosophy;
  • Computer Science;
  • Linguistics;
  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences;
  • Education;
  • Architecture and Planning;
  • Integrative Physiology;
  • Information Science;
  • Students from other departments may request approval to participate.

Students in good academic standing in one of these academic units can then make a formal application for admission to the Certificate or PhD Program in the Institute (ICS application, unofficial transcript, and plan of study). Once accepted into your desired 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 by a Certificate of Completion on the student’s transcript, with the PhD programs noted on the student’s diploma.

ICS students can take an active role in the administration of ICS programs. Student representatives serve on the Student Travel and Research Fund Committee and elect one representative to serve on the ICS Executive Committee. 

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