This apprenticeship program is designed to rapidly engage new
students in research. Students begin conducting research their first
semester. The number of required courses/seminars is minimal
allowing the student in consultation with his/her advisor to select
whatever additional courses would be most valuable to that student’s
research interests. For breadth in the field, our students attend a
weekly Cognitive Brown Bag at which faculty and graduate students
present their research and discuss current topics in the field.
Throughout the year students can choose among a number of colloquia
offered by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the College-wide Cognitive
Science Program. In addition, during their first two years, students’
readings are drawn from a variety of areas (courses, brown bag,
independent reading) that will help them to prepare for the Qualifying
Please note that detailed information about general UD Ph.D. requirements and milestones are available on the UD Graduate and Professional Education Website.