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. and M.S. 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 Philosophy.
Apply to the Ph.D. or M.S. programs
CIS Graduate Program Chair: Paul Smaldino
SSHA Graduate Coordinator: Isabel De Santiago
Applications review starts Dec. 15, 2023. Deadline for application: Jan. 15, 2024.
Apply to the Undergraduate Program
CIS Undergraduate Program Chair: Kristina Backer
Philosphy Undergraduate Program Chair: David Jennings
Fall application period: Nov. 1-30