Last updated: 08 September 2020


Prospective candidates interested in the MS program are required to take the Cognitive Science Joint Entrance Test (COGJET). More details about the admissions procedure are available here.

The basic course template for the MS programs are specified below.

Program Minimum course credits Minimum thesis credits Minimum total credits
MS 2yr 54+6 seminar 72 144
MS 3yr 72+6 seminar 72 216

All MS Cognitive Science students will take the following core courses.

Course number Name
CGS600A Computational tools for Cognitive Science
CGS601A Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology
CGS602A Basic statistics, data analysis and inference
CGS603A Methods and tools in Cognitive Science (modular)
CGS609A Cognitive Neuroscience
CGS691A Mind:Philosophical Investigations
CGS703A Self-directed project (modular)

The remaining course credits will be taken from a set of department electives. A non-exhaustive list is given below.

Course number Name
PSY772 Human perceptual processes
CS786 Computational Cognitive Science
CS671 Introduction to natural language processing
CGS690A Social Neuroscience
PSY770A Bilingualism