Cognitive Science Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Science is offered in conjunction with existing master's or doctoral degrees. To be eligible for the Cognitive Science Diploma, students have to be enrolled in an MA or PhD program in a department that already offers an approved graduate degree, for example Computer Science, English, Philosophy, Psychology, and Systems Design Engineering.

  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Diploma
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • The Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Cognitive Science is offered in conjunction with existing master's or doctoral degrees. To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Science, students have to be enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in a department that already offers an approved graduate degree.
    • Students from any faculty may apply by emailing the Director of the Cognitive Science program.
    • Students should include a recent unofficial transcript and a proposal for a set of courses that they wish to take to satisfy the requirements.

To receive the GDip in Cognitive Science, students must fulfill all requirements of the degree programs in which they are enrolled as well as the requirements for the diploma.

Coursework option:

  • Courses 
    • Students are required to complete 4 approved one-term courses, of which no more than 1 can be from their home department. Because this program is for an interdisciplinary diploma rather than a separate degree, students will be allowed to double count courses for both the diploma and their degree. The following course is mandatory:
      • COGSCI 600 Seminar in Cognitive Science
      • This is an interdisciplinary seminar in which each week is taught by a different faculty member from diverse departments.