Prospective Students

The Cognitive Neuroscience Doctoral Program in Psychology at Florida International University offers a comprehensive training in cognitive neuroscience from an internationally recognized faculty. The faculty are productive researchers, excellent teachers, and are successful at obtaining extramural research grants. The rigorous academic program prepares students for research careers at research institutes, at public and private universities, or in other non-academic settings.

Students apply in December for admission in the Fall. Students conduct research while they take a full course load. The PhD program is a full-time commitment, and students are offered tuition waiver and a stipend as part of the acceptance into the program. Outside employment that interferes with the obligations of the assistantship is generally prohibited.

For admission, the GRE General Test is required. For international students, who are encouraged to apply, we require the TOEFL. The Cognitive Neuroscience Program does not require the GRE Psychology Subject test (although other Psychology PhD programs may do so).

Admission to the PhD Cognitive Neuroscience Program is highly competitive. During the 2015-2016 admission year, the average GRE score of applicants who were invited for admission to the program was V/Q 160/155. Their average GPA was 3.6. Five students were admitted (out of 33 applicants). All of the admitted applicants had significant research experience at the undergraduate or post-graduate level, and comprehensive recommendations from research advisors.

If you would like more information about the Cognitive Neuroscience Program please contact the Program Director.

To apply to the program, follow the instructions here.