Course requirements for Cognitive Psychology

For the overall program requirements, go to Degree Requirements.

PhD students in Cognitive Psychology must complete a total of 12 courses. Mandatory and core courses must be taken for a numerical grade. Breadth courses may be taken for a credit/no credit.

See the Cognitive PhD Program Requirements table for a summary of requirements.

  • One mandatory statistics course in Psychology (PSYCH 630) 
  • One other statistics course chosen from this list: PSYCH 632, 800, 801
  • Six Cognition core courses chosen from this list:
    • Applied Practicum in Cognitive Psychology (PSYCH 758)
    • Research Practicum in Cognitive Psychology (PSYCH 759)
    • Casual Reasoning (PSYCH 769)
    • Basic Issues in Cognition (PSYCH 770)
    • Basic Visual Processes (PSYCH 771)
    • Visual Cognition (PSYCH 774)
    • Consciousness and Cognition (PSYCH 775)
    • Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making (PSYCH 776)
    • Human Memory (PSYCH 777)
    • Attention (PSYCH 778)
    • Language and Reading (PSYCH 779)
    • Special Topics in Cognition and Perception (PSYCH 650)
  • Four breadth courses from outside of the Cognitive area.

In addition, students must attend the weekly Cognitive Psychology seminar PSYCH 747 in the Fall and Winter terms.

Cognitive PhD Program Requirements Table
Course Requirement
 

One mandatory statistics course: PSYCH 630

 

One other statistics course chosen from this list: PSYCH 632, 800, 801

 

Six Cognition core courses chosen from this list:

PSYCH 758: Applied Practicum in Cognitive Psychology

PSYCH 759: Research Practicum in Cognitive Psychology

PSYCH 769: Casual Reasoning

PSYCH 770; Basic Issues in Cognition

PSYCH 771: Basic Visual Processes

PSYCH 774: Visual Cognition

PSYCH 775: Consciousness and Cognition

PSYCH 776: Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making

PSYCH 777: Human Memory

PSYCH 778: Attention

PSYCH 779: Language and Reading

PSYCH 650: Special Topics in Cognition and Perception
 

Four breadth courses from research areas outside of Cognitive

 

Weekly Cognitive seminar PSYCH 747 in Fall and Winer terms

 

Academic Integrity Module

 

Thesis

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Last updated: June 24, 2019