Graduate Program Information

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences offers a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degree in Applied Cognitive Sciences and Human Factors (ACSHF), Accelerated Masters ACSHF, and a Graduate Level STEM Education program option designed to expand your STEM expertise. We also provide Teacher Education Development opportunities.

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Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors—MS, PhD

The ACSHF program is research-intensive and interdisciplinary, wedding psychology, engineering, human-computer interaction, and usability. Research bridges the gap between basic and applied science to address real-world problems.

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Accelerated Masters ACSHF

Majoring or minoring in Psychology? Want to increase your competitive advantage in the job market, but don’t have time for a two-year MS-thesis program? Consider an Accelerated MS in ACSHF. Enhance your bachelor’s degree with an applied cognitive science and human factors focus.

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Teacher Professional Development

Designed for current 6-12 science and math educators for professional advancement and teaching certificate renewal credits. Courses are offered online during the school year or as one or two week summer institutes.

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Graduate Certificate: Post-Secondary STEM Education

Designed for anyone holding a bachelor degree in a STEM related field that wants to work at the college or university level. With this certificate, graduates may teach at the post-secondary level, work with STEM curriculum assessment and development, and/or conduct education-related STEM research. The certificate is comprised of 13 credits.