Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Cognitive Neuroscience

The cognitive neuroscience program provides graduate students with an intense and focused research experience in the areas of perception, attention, and memory, with emphasis on the neural bases of these capacities. The program uses diverse research methods such as patient-based testing, neuro-imaging, animal modeling, psychophysical scaling, and computational modeling. The goal of the program is to train students for careers in academic and research institutions. 

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The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Program.

72 credits, including 33 credits in required courses, 21 to 27 credits in elective courses, 12 to 24 credits in dissertation, and successful completion of a comprehensive examination.

Required core
PSYC 8250Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience (Foundations)
PSYC 8250Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience (Proseminar)
PSYC 8203Experimental Foundations of Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
PSYC 8204Experimental Foundations of Psychology: Biological Basis of Behavior
PSYC 8289Seminar: Current Topics in Experimental Psychology
Methods/statistics
DNSC 6274Statistical Modeling and Analysis
DNSC 6275Advanced Statistical Modeling and Analysis
DNSC 6276Exploratory and Multivariate Data Analysis
PSYC 8202Psychological Research Methods and Procedures
Breadth
6 credits in coursework taken outside of the cognitive neuroscience field.
Electives
21 to 27 credits in elective courses, which may include the courses listed below and/or other relevant courses.
PSYC 8223Seminar: Human Memory
PSYC 8251Behavioral Neuroscience
PSYC 8268Seminar: Neuropsychology
PSYC 8295Independent Research
Dissertation
PSYC 8998Advanced Reading and Research (taken for 6 to 12 credits)
PSYC 8999Dissertation Research (taken for 6 to 12 credits)
Comprehensive examination
Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.