The Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience (ACN) degree program incorporates methodologies from such diverse fields as psychology, neuroscience and computer science. Students in the ACN program may choose to specialize in one or more of the following areas: cognition and neuroscience, computational modeling/intelligent systems, human computer interaction and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.
School: School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Program: Applied Cognition and Neuroscience
Catalog page: MS
Test score required: Yes
GRE math and verbal scores required
Letters of recommendation: 3
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.
Admissions essay required: Yes
Deadlines: Click here for deadline dates.
Melanie K. Davis
800 W. Campbell Road GR41
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Career preparation opportunities include but are not limited to the following areas: Experimental Neuroscience; Experimental Psychology; Cognitive-Neuroscience; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Usability Engineering; Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring; and Brain Imaging Technology. In addition, the ACN degree provides excellent preparation for both doctoral work in cognition and neuroscience and medical school.
Please note preparation for one or more of the above careers is dependent upon the specific curriculum specialization area chosen by the student within the ACN program.
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.