CU Boulder graduate students enrolled and in good standing in one of the following departments/units can apply to the ICS Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate Program.
ATLAS Institute, 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.
Apply by completing the following three steps. Submit all items to to ICSPrograms@colorado.edu.
Submit an ICS Graduate Program Application Form
|Submit an Unofficial Transcript from your department/unit
|Submit a Graduate Certificate Program Plan of Study/Progress Report
The Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science Program consists of the completion of the following course requirements.
Required Core Courses:
- An introductory course, Issues and Methods in Cognitive Science (3 units)
- Topics in Cognitive Science (1 unit), taken twice (2 semesters)
- Three cognitive science elective courses, all at least 2 credit hours.
- Approved courses are listed in the Cognitive Science Course Catalog.
- In addition to the listed courses there are additional ad hoc courses offered each semester. These courses are announced by ICS to enrolled students.
- These courses must be from the approved course list, and at least two of the courses must be from two different departments outside of the student’s home department.
*Independent Study: if a student needs to replace one required course to satisfy program requirements due to unavoidable scheduling issues,complete and submit the Independent Study Approval Form to ICSPrograms@colorado.edu.
|Complete all required courses with a minimum grade of B.
|Submit an Unofficial Transcript to the Academic Program Director at ICSPrograms@colorado.edu. The Director will confirm whether all required courses have been completed.
Complete the Graduate Certificate Program Plan of Study/Progress Report. Submit the completed form electronically to ICSPrograms@colorado.edu.
|The Academic Program Director will review the transcript, Progress Reports to confirm that requirements were met. Once approved, ICS will contact the Registrar's Office to include the Certificate on the student's official transcdript. Certificates are awarded at the end of academic year ICS celebration.
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
The program has formal approval from the Graduate School.
For more information on the Cognitive Science Program contact:
Institute of Cognitive Science