Ph.D. study of Cognitive Science at the University at Buffalo consists of a special Cognitive Science Track in the Ph.D. program of each of the participating departments. This chapter contains basic information on this program. The current and detailed information is available at the web site: http://wings.buffalo.edu/cogsci/Academic/ph.d.track.program.htm.
Participation in the track consists of five steps:
To become a Graduate Student Member of the Center for Cognitive Science, a student must be admitted into the graduate program of one of the participating departments. This will be the student's ``home department.'' In addition, the student must be admitted into the Center for Cognitive Science. For direct admission into the Center, send a copy of the application materials you are sending to your prospective home department to:
Graduate Student Admissions Committee Center for Cognitive Science 652 Baldy Hall State University of New York at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14260--1010
For admission as a Graduate Student Member of the Center for Cognitive Science after admission to UB, send the following materials to the above address:
All Graduate Student Members of the Center for Cognitive Science are expected to be working on Cognitive Science Tracks in their home departments.
Financial aid, in the form of Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and Fellowships are available from the home department. In addition, each year, the Center for Cognitive Science has a limited number of Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships. These are available only to students who have been admitted or who have been offered admission as a Graduate Student Member of the Center for Cognitive Science. To apply for a Cognitive Science Assistantship or Fellowship if you are already a Graduate Student Member, send a statement of purpose to the Center office and have at least one faculty member of the Center send a supporting letter of recommendation.
The currently participating departments are listed below. For changes to this list, consult the Center office or the office of your home department.
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The dissertation committee must satisfy the requirements of the home department. In addition the committee chair (major professor) must be a faculty member of the Center for Cognitive Science, and one other committee member must be a faculty member of the Center for Cognitive Science not from the home department. Satisfying this requirement might require a larger dissertation committee than is usual for the home department.
The Graduate Student Association for Cognitive Science provides an opportunity for graduate students interested in Cognitive Science to interact with each other. All Graduate Student Members of the Center for Cognitive Science are automatically members of the Graduate Student Association for Cognitive Science. Other interested graduate students may join.
A graduate student whose home department is not one of the participating departments listed in the section on Participating Departments may still pursue a Ph.D. Track in Cognitive Science. The student must satisfy all of the requirements listed in this document with the following modifications:
The current and detailed information on course requirements and faculty is available at the web site: http://wings.buffalo.edu/cogsci/Academic/ph.d.track.program.htm
The Advanced (Graduate) Certificate in Computational Science is designed to provide students at the University at Buffalo with training in advanced scientific computing in combination with specialized education in traditional disciplines of science and engineering. Computational Science is an emerging discipline, uniting ideas of Mathematics and Computer Science together with applications arising in science and engineering. Computational Science is distinguished from Computer Science. Computer Science concerns the design of hardware and software for the computer systems of the future. Computational Science concerns the exploitation of current hardware and software to address large-scale computational problems that arise in fields of engineering and science.
This Certificate is a cooperative program involving the Center for Computational Research (CCR) and participating departments (currently including: Mathematics, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering).
Students wishing to earn this Advanced Certificate must be admitted into a participating department, either in the graduate program (for a degree or for the Certificate) or in an approved 5-Year Combined BA-MA degree program. Students take courses required by the Certificate program (in addition to the courses required by their home department). Upon completion of these courses, the students earn the Certificate and the graduate degree from their home department.
Participating departments, in consultation with the Director of CCR will approve the awarding of the Advanced Certificate for students registered in that department.
More detailed information is available at: http://www.ccr.buffalo.edu/computational-sci/certificate-doc.htm
All students who are admitted to CSE M.S. or Ph.D. programs are eligible to earn this Certificate.
To earn the Certificate, the student must take the following courses:
All these courses can be used for regular CSE graduate degrees.