Graduate Program: Neuroscience & Applied Cognitive Science (NACS)

About Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science (NACS)

Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science is a Graduate area of study within the Psychology Department.

The MSc and PhD programs in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science will provide students with the tools to investigate the integrative functioning of the brain.

The research areas represented within this program include: 

  • basic cognitive processes,
  • behavioural neuroscience,
  • cognitive ergonomics,
  • cognitive neuroscience,
  • developmental and life-span cognition,
  • foundations of cognitive science.  

Students are given specific research and course training in their research field and are exposed to broader interdisciplinary research in the Research Seminar in Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science.

Graduate study in this program provides students with skills they will need as researchers and professionals. A unique opportunity in this program is the opportunity for students to acquire skills outside of the laboratory of their supervisor in a practicum that may be held in a hospital, government agency, non-government agency or a research laboratory.  This may include learning a new technique in a laboratory other that of the supervisor.  View Program Brochure Here

Students also have the option of participating in the Graduate Collaborative Neuroscience Specialization which is also open to students in a variety of other departments. 

Graduate Handbooks

2019-2020 Calendars

MSc Students
PhD Students

2018-2019 Calendars

(Unofficial - please consult 2018-2019 Graduate Calendar for further information)
(To request this document in an alternate format, please contact the Department of Psychology)

MSc students
PhD students

Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science Application Deadline

December 15 is the application deadline to apply to Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science (NACS) graduate programs.

Please ensure you apply at least one week before this date. This will give you enough time to ensure that you receive your login, your referees receive their requests for references, and you can upload all documents by the December 15 deadline.

All materials including reference letters should reach us by this date. Missing information may preclude an application from being considered for admission. NOTE: If you attended more than one university, please ensure transcripts from all places are sent in time.

Please see the Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Sciences Application and Supplmentary Material Checklist for application instructions. 

Graduate Supplemental Document (cover page).