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Department of Psychological Sciences


Students adding a focus on Applied Cognitive Science must successfully complete all the requirements for their department doctoral program and the requirements of their area within the department.

ACS students must also meet the following additional requirements:

Successful completion of the Seminar in Applied Cognitive Science. This is a multidisciplinary graduate survey seminar taught by various Cognitive Science faculty and involving guest presentations. Its purpose is to promote commonality among students' backgrounds and also to allow students to learn about one another's research interests.

Completion of a research project under the direction of a participating faculty member, involving ideas, issues, methods, or results that are interdisciplinary in nature.

Completion of a minimum of 9 credits from the courses listed below. At least 6 of the 9 credits must be taken from outside the graduate department in which the student is registered.

  • Department of Psychology (PSYCH 630, 650, 803, 804, 810, 814, 825, 830)
  • Department of Biology (BIOL 515, 620, 825)
  • Department of Philosophy (PHILO 640, 645, 647, 655)
  • Department of Computer & Information Science (CIS 730, 732, 830)

For further information about the Applied Cognitive Science Emphasis, please contact the director of the program Dr. Gary Brase at gbrase@ksu.edu or 785-532-0609.