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Graduate Certificate Curriculum

A graduate certificate in the exciting and fast-growing interdisciplinary field of Cognitive Science can be earned by completing 12 credits selected from among five disciplinary course groups of contemporary inquiry: Computation and Cognition; Philosophy and Cognition, Psychology and Cognition, Language and Cognition, and Neuroscience and Cognition.

Requirements for the Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate:

  • COGSCI 700
  • 3 additional classes must be taken from at least 2 of the 5 disciplinary groups

Course Lists for Disciplinary Groups

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are less frequently offered courses.
Courses marked with double asterisk (**) are topics classes for which only specific sections have been approved. 

Special Considerations for Masters/Embedded Masters Students

If you are either pursuing a Master's degree or have completed an embedded Master’s while doing a PhD program, there are special considerations regarding overlapping coursework between your home program and your certificate curriculum. Please be sure to review Rackham’s policies on double-counting courses with Master’s degrees here.

Students from non-Rackham programs are responsible for checking with their home programs if any double counting restrictions apply.