Feb 20, 2024  
UofM 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate

The primary objective of this certificate is to supply graduate students interested in Cognitive Science with interdisciplinary training in the 3 major fields of Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, and Linguistics. The focus of these courses is to develop core competencies to support research in cognitive science as well as applications in human-computer interaction, information systems, advertising and marketing, and design. While the program will be administered by the Institute for Intelligent Systems, the courses are being taught by seven different departments in four different colleges (Arts and Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorder, Engineering, and Education).

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate may be admitted in any semester. The certificate will be promoted across all departments in the University and within the Institute for Intelligent Systems. Students currently admitted to a graduate program at the U of M may apply for admission. In rare instances, students who have not been admitted to a graduate program must apply to the Graduate School for admission as Non-Degree Seeking students; they will be considered for admission on an individual basis.

Program Requirements

The program requires completion of 15 semester credit hours, as this is an interdisciplinary certificate there is a requirement that either

  1. Courses are chosen from three or more prefixes, or
  2. Courses are chosen from two prefixes: 9 credits hours in one prefix and 6 credit hours in the second prefix.

Core Component (3 hours)

The following course is required:

PSYC 7514 -PSYC 8514 , Seminar: Cognitive Science (Same as COMP 7514 -COMP 8514 PHIL 7514 -PHIL 8514  , and AUSP 7514 -AUSP 8514 ). 

Computational Modeling and Artificial Intelligence Component (3 hours)

One of the following courses is required:

Graduation Requirements:

  1. The student must complete all five Courses (4 required, 1 elective) with an average grade of B (3.0) or higher, for a total of 15 credit hours.
  2. In the semester of graduation, the student must submit the Apply to Graduate form to the Graduate School and a Graduate Certificate Candidacy form to the College Director of Graduate Studies by the deadline specified by the Graduate School.