Graduate Certificate program in Neurobiology and Neurosciences at Northwestern University

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Cognitive Neuroscience


The Cluster for Cognitive Neuroscience focuses on research concerning all aspects of human cognition from a neuroscience perspective.

Participants have come from many different departments and programs, including Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychiatry, Neurology, Physiology, Music, Linguistics, Medical Social Sciences, NUIN, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. For complete and up-to-date information, please see the Cognitive Neuroscience Program Website.

The Cognitive Neuroscience Program sponsors many events to support our community. In particular, we host weekly meetings of the Cognitive Brain Mapping Group (CBMG), which meets by videoconference between the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

We have an annual graduate-level course, Mind and Brain, initiated in direct response to the cluster initiative (Cognitive Science 401). In addition, we also sponsor the Cognitive Neuroscience Data Blitz, which brings most of the community together annually, alternating locations between the two campuses. We also sponsor talks from visiting speakers each year.

To receive email announcements CBMG meetings and other events, subscribe to the CogNS listserv by visiting the NU List Management System.

We fund a select group of trainees through NIH NINDS T32 funding for the Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition and through TGS funding for affiliate trainees. This funding covers annual stipends and tuition, with some money for conference travel and other research expenses. Applications are solicited each spring for these funding slots, which are competitively evaluated, and are generally awarded to advanced students who have already zeroed in on their dissertation research.

Please contact the program director, listed below, with questions this program that are not answered on our webpages: Cognitive Neuroscience website. For questions specific to the training program, you may also contact NUIN Training Grants email.

No Information Duration
- Credit hours
Yes GRE Required
No Scholarships Available

Composition of student population

21 Post-master's certificate
23 Postbaccalaureate certificate

Tuition for Neurobiology and Neurosciences graduate program at Northwestern University

$56,567 In-state Tuition & Fees
$56,567 Out-of-state Tuition & Fees

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