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Top-ranked programs. Full financial aid and funding. Lens-worthy location. The reasons students choose the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences for their graduate pursuits are many.
The UCI graduate program administered by the school's cognitive sciences department offers students five years of guaranteed funding.
Scholars in the department have a proven track record of earning competitive research funding from national agencies - including the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health - and from campus-level fellowships.
For 2021-22, the school brought in $5.95M in external grant funding. About 60% of those funds - approximately $3.55M - were awarded to cognitive sciences faculty. Faculty in the department publish regularly in the field's top academic journals, and graduate students have incredible opportunities to publish alongside them.
university doing the most for the American dream
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best college in the nation
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best public university in the U.S.
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A top-ranked program with research strengths in computational and mathematical cognitive modeling, cognitive neuroscience, visual and auditory perception, attention, development, memory, language, and judgment and decision making.
Campus is located less than 10 miles from Newport Beach.
Admitted students receive 5 years of guaranteed funding.
CENTERS & LABS
The department collaborates with 6 centers/institutes and has over 23 labs dedicated to research.
Ph.D.; a master's degree may be earned while in pursuit of the Ph.D.
Full-time, on-campus with housing.
CONCENTRATION JOINT PROGRAM
Concentration in cognitive neuroscience & joint M.S. in statistics and Ph.D. in cognitive sciences.
Army Research Labs
Carnegie Mellon University
Johns Hopkins University
Mind Research Network
Navy Research Labs
University of Pennsylvania
University of Zurich
Computational and mathematical cognitive modeling
Cognitive neuroscience (a concentration is offered in this topic)
Visual and auditory perception
Attention and representation
Judgment and decision making
Further information on the graduate program and life as a graduate student can be found here.
what makes us
UCI's campus is beautiful, with Aldrich Park, a 19-acre botanical garden with more than 11,000 trees, at its center. The campus is also less than 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and beaches.
The cognitive sciences department at UCI uses a combination of innovative approaches with modern tools to study fundamental human abilities including attention, memory, language, decision making, and problem solving.
Students work together with faculty advisors who are highly experienced in the use of leading technologies such as EEG, fMRI, and robotics, and of modern research tools such as computational methods, big data, and Bayesian statistics.
And, students have an opportunity to earn a master's degree in cognitive sciences, cognitive neuroscience, or statistics (depending on approval) while in pursuit of their Ph.D.
Graduate students from UCI's cognitive sciences program have gone on to work in high-tech and research consultancy companies; government, science, and technology labs; and in professorial posts around the world.
The UCI campus is located less than 10 miles from Newport Beach, is the #1 university doing the most for the American dream (New York Times College Access Index), the #1 university for beach lovers (Money Magazine), the #6 best college in the nation (Money Magazine) and the #9 ranked public university in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report).
There's really something here for everyone!
- Tiffany Hwu, '19
So what are you waiting for?
If full funding, opportunities to publish, and a proven track record of excellence
in the field are what you’re looking for, contact us today to learn more about UCI’s
graduate program in cognitive sciences.
UCI Department of Cognitive Scienceswww.cogsci.uci.edu
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