This Cognitive Science MSc program at Carleton University brings 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.
Carleton’s location in Ottawa allows students to develop strong collaborations with Statistics Canada, the Ottawa Hospital, the National Research Council, Revenue Canada, CHEO, and the University of Ottawa, in addition to a number of other companies that are not as readily available outside of Canada’s capital. Our proximity and relationship with these organizations also offers various career opportunities in the National Capital Region.
Faculty Research Highlights
- How to make computers imagine scenes in the same way humans do.
- Cognitive mechanisms and neurological foundations of how humans comprehend and process language.
- Using human perception and cognition in the design, implementation and evaluation of advanced human-machine systems.
- Foundational research in cognitive science, with an emphasis on formal and experimental linguistics.
- Children’s developing cognitive skills, including their ability to deal with representations
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.
- Cognition and Artificial Cognitive Systems
- Experimental Research in Cognition
- Cognition and Language
- Cognition and Conceptual Issues
- Cognition and Neuroscience
- Issues in Cognitive Science
- 16 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesCognitive Sciences Human Computer Interaction Artificial Intelligence View 14 other Masters in Human Computer Interaction in Canada
- An honours degree, or equivalent, with an average of A- in the last two years.
International18427 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18427 CAD per year during 16 months.
National6615 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6615 CAD per year during 16 months.
- National: $6,515 (2nd year)
- International: $18,427 (2nd year)
Living costs for Ottawa
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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