Graduate Certificate Application Process

The Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science is open to graduate students enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Connecticut and non-degree students. We encourage UConn students to apply to the program around the second year of your home program – after you’ve had a chance to sink in to the home department, and while there’s still plenty of time to participate in activities of the Cognitive Science program.

Applications should be submitted by Nov. 1 for review at the Cognitive Science Steering Committee’s November meeting; or by Apr. 1 for review at the April meeting.

After our review process, a letter indicating your application status will be sent to applicants and cc’d to the two faculty members who supplied supporting letters.

For information about research and graduate studies, please contact:
Professor Letitia Naigles
Department of Psychological Sciences
406 Babbidge Rd, Unit 1020
Storrs, 02629-1085
Office: (860) 486-4942
letitia.naigles@uconn.edu

UConn Students

 

Application Requirements:

  • A CV in the style of your home field.
  • A brief personal statement regarding your interest in cognitive science and the UConn Cognitive Science program (1 page).
  • A brief letter signed by your major advisor supporting the application.
  • A second short letter supporting the application. This second letter should come from an appropriate departmental administrator – preferably one who is familiar with your work, and someone other than your major advisor (list of participating Department heads, Directors of Graduate Studies, and Division Heads.pdf).

Apply here.

Note: once your application has been started, you may email gradadmissions@uconn.edu to have the application fee waived.

Transcripts will be provided by the Graduate School from your previous application file and current records.

A GPA of 3.0 is required by the Graduate School.

Non-degree Students

 

Application Requirements:

  • A CV in the style of your home field.
  • A brief personal statement regarding your interest in cognitive science and the UConn Cognitive Science program (1 page).
  • Two short letters of recommendation supporting the application. The letters can be from people inside or outside of UConn who can speak to your interest in or relevant background in Cognitive Science.

Apply here.

Note: Applicants need to supply their own transcript from their baccalaureate institution.

No more than 6 credits of prior undergraduate or graduate coursework can be transferred after acceptance into the program

Students with adequate preparation could complete the certificate with 12 credits, however, others may need preparatory course work. It is encouraged to connect with Prof. Naigles and/or another CogSci-affiliated faculty to discuss goals for the certificate before applying. 

If you haven’t connected with an advisor already, then list the program director, Prof. Naigles, as your advisor. 

The Graduate Certificate must be completed within 3 years of acceptance.

Application fees cannot be waived by the Graduate School.

 There is no GPA requirement.