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Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate Program

Cognitive Science is a fast-growing area of study that integrates explanations of mind, brain, and behavior from disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience, computer science, and linguistics. In order to apply to the Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate Program, the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science will need you to complete the steps below. 

Applications for the Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate will be evaluated by the Rackham Graduate School and the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate Committee. Applications will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

STEP 1: Apply to Rackham to add the certificate

Eligible Applicants

Currently active Rackham students in good academic standing who complete at least one semester in regular Rackham degree or certificate programs are eligible to apply. 

If you are eligible and would like to apply to the Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate Program, please complete the Rackham Add a Degree or Certificate application online.

Step 2: Submit your personal statement to the Weinberg Institute

Provide a 1-3 paragraph Personal Statement explaining your interests in cognitive science, and how a graduate certificate in cognitive science aligns with your career and academic goals.

Note that the Rackham certificate application also requires a personal statement--these can be the same statements. Email your personal statement as a PDF attachment to the Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science: Weinberg-Institute@umich.edu.

In the email, note who your current research advisor is in your home department, and if you were recommeded by a faculty member to the Cognitive Sciecne Graduate Certificate Program, please also provide their name.