Full-time graduate students are required to take at least 9 credits each semester/ distributed among research and courses/seminars. Beyond these requirements, students are expected to participate in weekly Cognitive brown bags.
Required Courses/Seminars (10 courses + Attending Colloquia):
1. Statistics (PSYC860: Statistics); and PSYC862: Statistics II)
2. Professional Development Seminar (PSYC867)
3. PBS Colloquium (PSYC800) – Students are expected to attend Department Colloquia
4. At least five (5) courses (taught by full-time faculty in the Cognitive Area; these include topics in attention, perception, memory, language, cognition and emotion, cognitive development and neuroimaging methods)
At least two additional graduate seminars/courses that are electives. These can be in any area of Psychology (including Cognitive or additional Statistics courses), or any area related to the student's field of study in other graduate Departments at the University (e.g., Linguistics, Computer Science, Neuroscience/Biology, Education). Elective course decisions are made in consultation with one's advisor and must have advisor approval. Students are discouraged from taking more than 2 course/seminars in a semester so that they can maintain a steady focus on their research throughout their graduate career.