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Cognitive Psychology - How to Apply

Admissions and Awards

Admission to the cognitive program is based primarily on previous grade records, recommendations, the statement of student interests, and verbal and quantitative Graduate Record Examination scores. (These criteria are listed in no particular order). All other things being equal, students with research experience and a strong background in science are preferred. However, lack of these latter qualifications would not hinder admission of otherwise strong candidates and should not deter such candidates from applying. Students having either a bachelor's or master's degree will be considered for admission.

Financial support for graduate students comes from several general sources: teaching and research assistantships funded by the University, research assistantships funded by government grants to individual faculty members, and University-sponsored fellowships for outstanding students. Eligible applicants should also consider applying for outside grants and fellowships (e.g. from the Danforth Foundation, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense). More information can be found by clicking here.