The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) sponsors Graduate Certificate Programs and Combined PhD Programs that provide exceptional breadth and depth of interdisciplinary training in the cognitive sciences. Successful completion of an ICS program is acknowledged by a Certificate of Completion on the student’s transcript. The PhD programs are noted on the student’s diploma.
NOTE: We are not an admitting department. Please email or call the department of interest to apply for graduate school. Upon acceptance into a department or unit's graduate program, then follow the instructions below to apply for an ICS program.
Four ICS Graduate Programs are available:
Students apply for ICS graduate programs by completing the following 3 steps:
Step vary slightly for each program. Refer to the specific program pages for details.
First be admitted to a CU Boulder graduate program in one
|Architecture and Planning; Computer Science; Information Science;
Integrative Physiology; Linguistics; Philosophy;
Psychology and Neuroscience; School of Education;
Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences. Students enrolled
in graduate programs from other departments may request
approval to participate.
|Step 2||Be in good academic standing in one of the above departments
|Step 3||Apply for admission to the Certificate or PhD Program in the
Institute of Cognitive Science following instructions for each program.
|Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate
Human Language Technology Certificate
Cognitive Science Combined PhD
Cognitive Neuroscience Combined Triple PhD
For more information on becoming a University of Colorado graduate student prior to applying for the ICS graduate programs, contact the following departments/units directly:
Architecture and Planning
Psychology and Neuroscience
School of Education
Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
Students enrolled in graduate programs from other departments may request approval to participate.
For more information aboout Cognitive Science courses contact:
Associate Director and Academic Program Director
Institute of Cognitive Science