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Doctor of Philosophy in Cognition and Neuroscience


The PhD in cognition and neuroscience degree program offers a distinctive blend of research initiatives and doctoral study in the neural processes underlying sensation, perception, memory, learning, language and executive function throughout the lifespan. The faculty is dedicated to guiding students in the development of research skills, and students will actively participate in research throughout their time in the program. A low student/faculty ratio facilitates this emphasis. Major research areas and core strengths within the program include:

  • Human Perception and Memory
  • Aging and Cognition
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Cellular and Molecular Plasticity
  • Neuroplasticity in Learning and Memory
  • Neuroengineering

Program Information

School: School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Program: Cognition and Neuroscience

Catalog page: PhD

PhD in Cognition and Neuroscience Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

GPA: Required

Test score required: Yes

GRE 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 completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: Applications for admission are due Dec. 1. Students are accepted for the fall semester only. 

Other application requirements:

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Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Possible Careers

Neurophysiologist, professor, and researcher in public and private sector

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.