PhD in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science (PhD. PSYC)
The PhD programs in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science provide training for students interested in the integrative functioning of the brain.
This program encompasses: basic cognitive processes, behavioural neuroscience, cognitive ergonomics, cognitive neuroscience, developmental and life-span cognition, and foundations of cognitive science. Students in these disciplines have the opportunity to learn about the interdisciplinary work of other students, faculty and outside researchers in the weekly seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science research seminar.
Additionally, students take courses specific to their research. A unique feature of this area of study is the practicum that provides students with additional specific training in a research laboratory, hospital, government agency, or non-government agency. As well, if desired, NACS students may also combine their Psychology degree with entry into one of two Collaborative programs at the University of Guelph: the Collaborative Neuroscience program or the Collaborative Toxicology program.
The program involves:
- Exam must be passed by end of semester 5 (7 for students without a Masters)
- Proposal must be passed by end of semester 3 (5 for students without a Masters)
- Thesis must be defended by end of semester 12 (16 for students without a Masters)