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Joint Ph.D. Program in Psychology and Cognitive Science

In May of 2011 Tufts approved a new Joint Ph.D. Program in Cognitive Science. Students desiring to be admitted to this program must first (or simultaneously) be admitted to one of three other graduate programs at Tufts (so-called "home" departments). At this time these include: Psychology, Computer Science and Child Study and Human Development (note other programs may be included in the future). This page provides information about the joint psychology/cognitive science Ph.D.

For those in the Psychology program all of the requirements for the Psychology Ph.D. as well as those for Cognitive Science (see below) must be met. The degree awarded will be a "joint Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science."

Summary of Cognitive Science Requirements for Psychology Ph.D. Students1

In addition to the Psychology Ph.D. requirements a minimum of 12 cognitive science courses (note that many of these also count towards the Psychology requirements):

Below are four additional requirement of all Joint Ph.D. students:

1 For further and more detailed information about the Tufts Joint Cognitive science Ph.D. program visit the CogSci web site.