Purdue University

Department of Psychological Sciences

Cognitive Psychology


Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts

Krannert Center, Suite 104; 425 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Cognitive Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate program in cognitive psychology is primarily oriented toward doctoral training. All students are required to complete a master's thesis leading to an M.S. degree before continuing the doctoral program. The normal time course for a master's degree is two years, with two additional years for the doctorate. The term "cognitive psychology" encompasses most topics in human experimental psychology. The interests of the faculty in this subarea include sensory processes, perception, information processing, memory, attention, judgment, thinking, problem solving, and human factors. Faculty specializing in quantitative psychology, psychobiology, and animal learning and motivation also participate in the graduate cognitive program. Human factors is an interdisciplinary area of interest that focuses on the systematic application of knowledge about human sensory, perceptual, mental, psychomotor, and other characteristics to the design of the many human-made facilities of our current civilization. The human factors program at Purdue University is interdisciplinary, operated jointly by the Department of Psychological Sciences (Cognitive Psychology) and the School of Industrial Engineering..


Purdue University is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 336 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 9478 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 27646 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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