Graduate students in good standing at the University of Colorado Boulder in a participating academic unit named below may apply to earn a Triple PhD with Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and their core discipline.
Requirements for completing the Triple PhD program is found in the Triple PhD Requirements document.
Students interested in the Cognitive Neuroscience Triple PhD must meet the above 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 as well as your core degree program. Upon acceptance into the program, all students submit periodic Progress Reports.
Apply for ICS Cognitive Neuroscience Triple PhD Program by
completing the following 3 steps:
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 PhD Program in the Institute of
Cognitive Science by submitting the following items to the
ICS office located at UCB 344, MUEN PSYCH Building
D414 University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309:
|Submit an ICS application form
Submit an Unofficial Transcript from your department/unit
Submit a Plan of Study
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
For more information on the cognitive science courses contact:
Associate Director and Acdemic Program Director
Institute of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Neuroscience--Combined Ph.D. Triple Major: Neuroscience + Cognitive Science + Home Dept.
Total number of units = 28-34
1. Core (11-14 units):
2. Depth Courses (6-9 units)
Pick from Course List below
3. Related Discipline Specialization (11+ units)
Pick from Course List below (currently may not be a complete list – check with Advisor)
A total of 28-34 hours of graduate level courses from the list of Core, Depth, and Breadth courses (see below) are required for the Combined Neuroscience Cognitive Science + Core Discipline PhD. More courses may be required if the student pursues topics outside of the cognitive neuroscience track, taking other courses listed in the approved course listings for the Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or Core Discipline degrees that do not appear above. Of these 28-34 hours, 11 or 14 hours consist of Core breadth and integration courses for Cognitive Neuroscientists, 6-9 hours consist of Cognitive Neuroscience depth courses, and the remainder are derived from Cognitive Neuroscience-related discipline specialization courses.