Sample Program

The MA program is a full-calendar-year program. Below is an approximation of a typical course schedule for a student beginning in the summer term.

Term Research Track Course Track
Summer
  • AS.050.839 Research in CogSci
  • AS.360.625 Responsible Conduct of Research
  • AS.050.839 Research in CogSci
  • AS.360.625 Responsible Conduct of Research
Fall
  • AS.050.839 Research in CogSci
  • Formal methods or statistics course
  • 600-level or above course
  • Lab/research seminar, 800-level
  • Lab/research seminar, 800-level
  • 4 600-level or above courses
Intersession
  • AS.050.839 Research in CogSci
  • AS.050.839 Research in CogSci
  • AS.050.690 Directed Readings in CogSci
Spring
  • AS.050.839 Research in CogSci
  • 2 600-level or above courses
  • Lab/research seminar, 800-level
  • Research paper and oral defense
  • Lab/research seminar, 800-level
  • 3 600-level or above courses
  • Portfolio and oral presentation