LINGUIST List 7.245

Thu Feb 15 1996

FYI: Carleton PhD in Cognitive Science

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  1. Robert J Stainton, Carleton PhD in Cognitive Science (fwd)

Message 1: Carleton PhD in Cognitive Science (fwd)

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 10:14:41 EST
From: Robert J Stainton <>
Subject: Carleton PhD in Cognitive Science (fwd)


 Ph.D. in Cognitive Science

	Pending final approval, Carleton University in Ottawa, ON,
Canada, plans to begin offering a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science in
Sept. 1996. This will be the first dedicated, fully structured
Ph.D. programme in Cognitive Science in Canada. A brief description of
the programme follows; for more information, please contact Andrew
Brook, Director, Cognitive Science Research Unit, at, or at the regular mail address given at the
end. We would be particularly interested in hearing from prospective

	Further information can be obtained from our Web site,
which is under development.

	The programme will be housed in its own facilities in the
Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton. 26 faculty from
the five core disciplines of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive
Psychology, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Neuroscience participate in
the programme. All the academic units involved actively support the
programme. 17 of the 26 core faculty are at Carleton, the other nine
are drawn from the University of Ottawa, McGill University, and the
federal Communications Research Centre. Faculty from Queen's
University are also attached to the programme in a looser arrangement.

	Upon approval, students will be able to enter the programme
with an honours Bachelor's degree or with a Master's degree in a
cognitive discipline or combination of cognitive disciplines. It is
possible to enter the programme directly after finishing a Bachelor's
degree. Students in the programme will do a combination of dedicated
core courses and courses from contributing departments in their first
two years (three years for students entering with a Bachelor's
degree). An important feature of the programme is a `methodology
rotation', in which students, as part of the comprehensive examination
required before beginning dissertation research, will spend a term in
the research facilities of three of the participating academic
units. After completion of courses and the comprehensive examination,
students will join the research facilities of their supervisor to do
dissertation research. The dissertation committee will be

	Financial assistance will be available for qualified students
with strong records. Initially it is expected that only about five
students will be admitted per year, so interested students should
contact us early.

	All new graduate programmes in Ontario have to pass a review
at the provincial level. Admissions will not be able to be finalized
until this review has been successfully completed. We hope to have it
completed before students have to make decisions about other

	Anyone interested in the programme is invited to contact us at:, 
or through our Web site,

Andrew Brook, Professor of Philosophy
Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies
Member, Canadian Psychoanalytic Society
2217 Dunton Tower, Carleton University
1125 Col. By Drive, Ottawa, CANADA K1S 5B6
Ph: (613) 520-3597 Fax: (613) 520-3985
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