Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience


The Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience (ACN) program is an applied multidisciplinary program that incorporates and integrates methodologies from such diverse fields as psychology, neuroscience, computer science and philosophy. Students in this program may choose to specialize in one of the following areas: cognition and neuroscience, neuroscience, computational modeling/intelligent systems, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

Program Information

School: School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Program: Applied Cognition and Neuroscience

Catalog page: MS

MS in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience Fact Sheet

MS in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

GPA: Required

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
Office: GR4.824

Possible Careers

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.

Salary Information

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



The University of Texas at Dallas | Office of Admission and Enrollment 1-972-883-2270
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