Cognitive and Brain Sciences Admission Information
If you are interested in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences graduate program, you should submit the form below, which communicates your interest to the department. To formally apply to a graduate program at Binghamton University, you must complete an application by December 31. Please follow the directions on how to apply described on the Graduate School website. For a complete description of the program requirements and course listings, go to the University Bulletin.
Admission to the graduate program is selective, which allows faculty to devote a great deal of individual attention to each of our students. Admission is based on:
- academic performance as an undergraduate
- verbal, quantitative and writing GRE scores
- letters of recommendation (extremely important)
Other important factors include research interests, prior research experience and career plans.
Admissions decisions are also based on the fit between the research interests of a particular faculty member and those of the applicant. Preference is given to students with a clear research interest that matches that of a faculty member in the area. However, students are permitted to change laboratories should their research interests change, and collaboration across labs within the department and with labs in other departments is both permitted and encouraged.