Carleton offers Canada’s first Master of Cognitive Science program. This program spans the fields of the humanities, social sciences and sciences as an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the study of thought.
A collaborative specialization in Digital Humanities and Data Science are also available.
The Department of Cognitive Science also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Cognitive Science.
Carleton’s location in Ottawa allows students to develop strong collaborations with Statistics Canada, the Ottawa Hospital, the National Research Council, Revenue Canada, CHEO, and the University of Ottawa, in addition to a number of other companies that are not as readily available outside of Canada’s capital. Our proximity and relationship with these organizations also offers various career opportunities in the National Capital Region.\
Faculty Research Highlights
- How to make computers imagine scenes in the same way humans do.
- Cognitive mechanisms and neurological foundations of how humans comprehend and process language.
- Using human perception and cognition in the design, implementation and evaluation of advanced human-machine systems.
- Foundational research in cognitive science, with an emphasis on formal and experimental linguistics.
- Children’s developing cognitive skills, including their ability to deal with representations