Graduate

Students can pursue graduate education in cognitive neuroscience at Duke through several mechanisms:

The Graduate Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program (CNAP), administered through the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Students apply directly to this interdisciplinary program and take a program of coursework and laboratory rotations with an array of faculty from departments within the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, and Business. After two years of study, students select a department in which they will they will obtain the Ph.D. Students have the opportunity to choose mentors from a number of departments, including neurobiology, psychology & neuroscience, philosophy, biology, economics, and others.

The Graduate Program in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Students apply directly to the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience and typically enter the laboratory of a primary or secondary faculty member in psychology & neuroscience upon matriculation, joining the Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience group within the Department.

The Graduate Program in the Department of Neurobiology in the Duke School of Medicine
Students apply directly to the neurobiology department, take a one-year sequence of coursework and typically complete three laboratory rotations before selecting a a primary or secondary faculty member who has interests in cognitive neuroscience.

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