Recruiting 2021 PhD Applicants

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The Cognitive Science Department at Johns Hopkins University is recruiting motivated students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Cognitive Science. Our program provides a unique opportunity to tackle questions about the mind and brain in a theoretically-motivated, interdisciplinary environment that has a number of foci, including language, visual cognition, psycholinguistics, cognitive neuropsychology, and a new track in Computational Cognitive Science at the intersection of these disciplines. Our department is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. More information about our faculty, labs, and research areas can be found on our website. PhD students receive five years of funding which includes full tuition, health insurance, and a competitive 12-month stipend. The application deadline is December 1, 2020. 

Prospective students are encouraged to attend an informational webinar on the PhD program and application process on Friday October 30 noon-1pm EDT, and Monday November 2 3:30-4:30 EST.

If you missed the info sessions, ▶️watch a recording here.

Our current graduate students are also providing one-on-one mentoring about the application process, with priority given to prospective students from underrepresented groups. [This form is closed. We have reached the number of applicants that our volunteers for the application mentorship program can accommodate.]

Visit our admissions page for details and instructions on how to apply. For general questions about the application process, please email Sarah Ciotola (