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  • Ph.D in brain and cognitive sciences

  • Contact:
  • 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 46-2005
    Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Cambridge, MA MA 02139
    United States
    Phone: 617.253.5748

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences offers an interdisiplinary graduate program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

  • Admission Information:
  • Completed applications must be received no later than midnight EST December 10 for admission the following September.

    Students should be adequately grounded in the basic academic disciplines that will provide the foundation for their graduate work. Relevant background varies across different areas of the department, but entering students will typically have taken at least one year of college-level work in several of these areas: biology, chemistry, cognitive science, computer science, linguistics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, and psychology. For some students, make-up courses may be required during the first year. Relevant research experience, either in college or post-college, is also highly desirable.

  • Financial Aids:
  • Financial support made available by the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences includes predoctoral traineeships sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, as well as various fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. Such appointments typically provide full tuition plus a 12-month stipend.

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