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About CIS

Our interdisciplinary program integrates methods and approaches from linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and computer science, to study thought and behavior. Our faculty have highly diverse research interests, and serve as graduate advisors, committee members, and collaborators.

The Cognitive and Information Sciences (CIS) faculty at UC Merced offer both undergraduate and graduate training in cognitive science. We offer a research-intensive Ph.D. in Cognitive & Information Sciences. We also offer both a B.A. and B.S. in Cognitive Science, a B.S. in Philosophy and minors in Cognitive Science and Philosphy.

Apply to the Ph.D. Program

Graduate Program Chair: Ramesh Balasubramaniam

SSHA Graduate Coordinator: Mitch Ylarregui

Applications review starts Dec. 15, 2019. Deadline for application: Jan. 15, 2020


Apply to the Undergraduate Program

CogSci Undergraduate Program Chair: Kristina Backer

Philosphy Undergraduate Program Chair: David Jennings

Fall application period: Nov. 1-30