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Master of Science in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience


The master of science in applied cognition and neuroscience degree program incorporates methodologies from such diverse fields as psychology, neuroscience and computer science. Students in the program may choose to specialize in one or more of the following areas: cognition and neuroscience, computational modeling/intelligent systems, human computer interaction 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

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

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 preparation for doctoral work in cognition and neuroscience as well as medical school.

Please note preparation for one or more of the above careers is dependent upon the specialization area chosen by the student within the program.

Salary Information

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