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Rackham Graduate Students

Graduate Certificate Program Overview

Are you a current Rackham student interested in being part of a rapidly-growing area of study? Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the mind and its processes, the brain, and behavior. The Graduate Certificate Program includes the intersection of multiple research disciplines, including psychology, artificial intelligence (computer science), philosophy, linguistics, and neuroscience. The program's emphasis on formal methods in theory and data analysis will widen the opportunities for graduate student careers in government and industry, outside the traditional tenure track academic positions where there is increasing demand for such technical skills.

The Graduate Certificate Program coursework will give students cohesive training in essential approaches to the study of cognition. The flexible program will also provide opportunities for students to engage in creative and interdisciplinary research opportunities with cross-departmental faculty.

**Please note: the Graduate Certificate is not a stand-alone program. The program is only open to students currently attending University of Michigan, and are enrolled in a Rackham Graduate School program.** All current Rackham Ph.D. or Master's degree students in good standing in their home department or program are welcome to apply to the Rackham Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science.

Interested in learning more about the program? For information about the Graduate Certificate Curriculum, see links below or to the left.