Are you interested in how people, animals, or computers think? At the Carleton Institute of Cognitive Science, we study thought from a variety of different perspectives. We offer Master’s and PhD degrees in Cognitive Science that are part of a fully integrated Cognitive Science program. Our grad programs integrate research from experimental psychology, theoretical and computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind and other related areas, to address questions about learning, knowing and thinking.
Graduate News from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs
We now have an automated application process for Fall 2013 Admissions.
Please note that we only accept Fall 2013 Admissions into both the Master and Doctoral Programs.
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|MASTER OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE
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The M.Cog.Sc. is open to students from a range of undergraduate degrees (including Cognitive Science). Students will learn how to do research in Cognitive Science and acquire a genuinely interdisciplinary grasp of the subject of Cognition. Students will have the opportunity to investigate issues from the same interdisciplinary areas offered to Ph.D. Students. Graduates of the M.Cog.Sc., program have gone to careers in industry, and in government research positions. Click here to see information to complete your application package on the How to Apply Page.
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|DOCTORATE IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE
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Students in our cognitive science Ph.D. program are expected to draw on and integrate work from at least three approaches to cognition and use two or more approaches in their thesis research. The program stresses the acquisition of both content knowledge about cognition and cognitive research and the acquisition of a range of research skills. The Carleton program has strength in cognitive development, mathematical cognition, cognitive and computational modeling, syntax, semantics, psycholingistics, philosophy of mind and language, and symbolic and sub-symbolic artificial intelligence, and some areas of experimental and computational neuroscience (e.g., psycholinguists). Graduates of the Ph.D. program have gone on to careers in academia, in industry, and in government research positions. Click here to see information to complete your application package on the How to Apply Page.
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Some additional information can be found in the Director’s welcome letter (ICS Director Welcome Letter) and in a document outlining the requested statement of research interests and CV (Cognitive Science-CV and Research Statement). In order to be considered for funding for the Ph.D. Program only, please send your completed applications as soon as possible.
Our researchers have strengths in areas such as consciousness, cognitive development, mathematical cognition, cognitive and computational modelling, human performance, applied cognition, syntax, semantics, phonetics, pragmatics, philosophy of mind and language, symbolic and computational logic, intelligent information systems, knowledge representation, natural language understanding, swarm and collective intelligence, evolutionary computing and areas of neuroscience. The program also involves researchers from industry, government agencies and other post-secondary institutions. You can find more on our research page.
Carleton University offers you a capital advantage as we are located in Canada’s capital city. Ottawa is home to major governmental organizations, private industry and agencies that offer many opportunities for cognitive scientists. We also benefit from our close proximity and partnerships with the University of Ottawa. Plus, Ottawa was recently named one of Canada’s best cities to live in by MoneySense magazine.