Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
512 Tory Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1S 5B6

Cognitive Science

Program Information
Faculty: Institute of Cognitive Science
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Cognitive Science
Description Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human and artificial cognition. It integrates research from experimental psychology, theoretical and computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind, and other related areas to address questions about learning, knowing, and thinking. The researchers who are involved in Carleton's programs in Cognitive Science have strengths in areas such as consciousness, cognitive development, mathematical cognition, cognitive and computational modelling, human performance, applied cognition, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of mind and language, symbolic and computational logic, intelligent information systems, knowledge representation, natural language understanding, swarm and collective intelligence, evolutionary computing, and some areas of neuroscience. The program also involves researchers from industry, government agencies, and other post-secondary institutions.
Website: Cognitive Science at Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Areas of Research: Consciousness; Cognitive development; Mathematical Cognition; Cognitive and Computational Modeling; Human Performance; Applied Cognition; Syntax; Semantics; Pragmatics; Philosophy of Mind and Language; Intelligent Information Systems Knowledge Representation; Natural Language Understanding; Swarm and Collective Intelligence; Evolutionary Computing; Experimental and Computational Neuroscience.
Length: 16 Month(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 80
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 230] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate a fluent knowledge of English. This is normally done in one of the following ways: An overall score of 70 on the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment; A TOEFL score of 230 CBT (computer-based test) or 580; or 86 IBT overall with a minimum score in each component of writing (22), speaking (22), reading (20) and listening (20); An overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each band score; or An acceptable certification that the language of instruction in your most recently completed undergraduate or graduate degree was English. To be admitted, a candidate must submit a description of his or her research interests in the area of Cognitive Science.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015