Cognitive Science

Carleton University

Master On Campus
16 months
15058 CAD/year
6590 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Carleton University offers Canada’s first Master of Cognitive Science program. This program spans the fields of the humanities, social sciences and sciences as an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the study of thought.


Carleton University offers a fully integrated Cognitive Science program. Our graduate programs bring together research from experimental psychology, theoretical and computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind, and other related areas, to address questions about learning, knowing and thinking.

Career options

Our graduates are employed in academic institutions and in the public and private sectors, contributing to innovation in fields such as human-computer interaction, information technology, educational policy and technology, and applications for identification and treatment of cognitive pathologies. High quality students completing a master’s may be qualified to pursue a PhD. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognition and Artificial Cognitive Systems
  • Experimental Research in Cognition
  • Cognition and Language
  • Cognition and Conceptual Issues
  • Cognition and Neuroscience
  • Issues in Cognitive Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines




45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree, or equivalent, with an average of A- in the last two years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15058 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15058 CAD per year and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    6590 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6590 CAD per year and a duration of 16 months.
  • National: $6,590 – $8,388
  • International: $15,058 – $21,448


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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Cognitive Science
Carleton University


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