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Cognitive Science Program Information Session 2017

Boğaziçi University Graduate Programs Information Day (April, 1 2017, Saturday) will be held at Albert Long Hall and Özger Arnas Hall. During the day, you may visit our desk to learn more about our program and ask [Read More]

Boğaziçi University Graduate Programs Information Day 2017

Date: April 1, 2017, Saturday Venue: Boğaziçi University South Campus, Albert Long Hall and Özger Arnas Hall Please click here to register. [Read More]

MA Thesis Defense

The Institute for Graduate Studies in Social Sciences MA with Thesis Program in Cognitive Science MA Thesis Defense by Elif Canseza Kaplan "KNOWLEDGE-BASED EXPECTATION EFFECTS ON PITCH PERCEPTION: A [Read More]

ISBCS 2017 – International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science

The 4th International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS) will take place at Hacettepe University on April 30, 2017. For detailed information please visit http://isbcs2017.hacettepe.edu.tr/index.html [Read More]

Fall 2016 Admission list

The list of applicants admitted to the Cognitive Science Program for Fall 2016 - 2017 term is below. Emre Alpagut Nilay Ateşyakar Sevim Çalışkan Özge Dağ Seda Karaköse Zafer Kılıç Nazike [Read More]


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The Master of Arts Program in Cognitive Science aims at introducing the students to the investigation of cognitive processes of various dimensions. It is offered through the cooperation of the Computer Engineering, Linguistics, Philosophy and Psychology Departments.

To fulfill the requirements of the M.A. program, students must complete a minimum of 26/32 credits of course work and submit a thesis supervised by their academic advisor. The course work consists of three courses in each of the two areas selected by the student, plus two free elective graduate courses. Except for COGS 579 Graduate Seminar course, graduate courses are taken with the students of related departments (e.g. If a student chose Linguistics as one of the areas, then s/he will take LING501 with students from Linguistics department). In the second year, students are expected to write a thesis on a topic that involves the two areas in which they specialized in their first year.

The advisor of the program oversees the selection of courses by the student and the course list for each semester is finalized upon the advisor’s consent.

Each student is expected to take a maximum of eight undergraduate courses in their remedial year in preparation for the program. Four of those courses, one from each disipline, are taken in the first semester of the remedial year. In the second semester, students are expected to select two areas for specialization and take two courses in each of these areas. Those students who hold a Bachelor’s degree in any one of the four disciplines must choose two areas out of the remaining three. An additional requirement for the remedial year is that students take COGS 500 Introduction to Cognitive Science. If any of these courses (or their equivalent) were already taken by the student, those course requirements can be waived by the consent of the advisor.