Education & Training

You have two options for earning a doctoral degree.

  1. Earn a degree in a single discipline.
  2. Pursue an interdepartmental, joint PhD (with a major and a minor from two of the following fields: brain and cognitive sciences, computer science, linguistics*, and philosophy).

Whether pursuing a single department PhD program or a joint degree between two departments, as a graduate student in CLS you will have a primary “home” department. Coursework is taught and led by faculty in their home departments.

In addition, you have the opportunity to access interdisciplinary research and training from all of the departments housed in the center.

*CLS offers funding to help support graduate students working toward a joint degree that includes linguistics.