The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) offers graduate students the opportunity to pursue a joint PhD in Cognitive Science and one of the member departments of the Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS). The research within ICS can be loosely categorized into six interdisciplinary research areas. Individual faculty may do research in more than one area, and some research projects may span more than one interdisciplinary area. The areas are: Neural and Statistical Modeling of Cognitive Processes, Education, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Processing and Skilled Performance, Judgment, Decision Making, and Social Cognition, and Language Understanding and Production.
The joint PhD program in cognitive science at the University of Colorado Boulder is designed to supplement existing graduate programs in the cognitive science academic departments. The program consists of course requirements, a practicum, and selection of a dissertation topic that represents the interdisciplinary nature of cognitive science. This program provides breadth and depth training in the cognitive sciences outside the graduate disciplines as well as formal acknowledgment of that interdisciplinary training. Graduate students in cognitive science at the University of Colorado are admitted to a graduate program in ICS member departments that have cognitive science faculty and must meet the requirements for admission and degree completion in their home department. The joint PhD is awarded on completion of the joint program requirements, and the award/degree is noted on the students' transcripts and diploma. The program is administered by the Curriculum Committee of the Institute of Cognitive Science, under the direction of the ICS Academic Programs director.
Certificate in Cognitive Science
The Certificate in Cognitive Science at CUBoulder prepares students for many of the fields that are predicted to grow in the twentyfirst century, including telecommunications, information processing, medical analysis, data retrieval, education and multimedia. As the world is enveloped by the information age, cognitive scientists will be uniquely positioned to deal with this information.