In the 2014-15 academic year, the Department of Cognitive Science opened a special, accelerated program in which outstanding students can complete a B.A. + M.A. in four years.
In order to be eligible for the program, the student must get in touch with an M.A. advisor at the end of their second year in undergrad studies.
It is recommended to begin lab work as soon as the second school year.
- During the second year of their B.A., students will begin working on an individual research project under a lab of their choice. For this project, 4 B.A. credits could be obtained as part of the “Individual Lab Project” course (06137).
- During the third and fourth academic years, the student must complete the overall credits required for the master’s degree. The total number of credits required is 28, in addition to Advanced Research Methods (or another research tool). The curriculum would be devised alongside the advisor, and approved by the M.A. counselor.
- Also, it is obligatory to write a seminar paper (which does not entitle any credits, but is included in the degree’s average grade), a final exam and a thesis (a seminar paper with a research outline).
- During B.A. studies, it is possible to accumulate up to 12 credits for an M.A., which upon finalizing the bachelor’s degree would be transferred to the master’s studies.
- During the third school year, it is required to take the “Graduate seminar” course for Cognitive Science students (06832).
- Toward the fourth school year, students will register as M.A. students for cognitive science, and will be required to meet the department and faculty’s admission criteria.
- Upon the end of the fourth school year, students must complete their duties (formally, the thesis itself may be submitted as late as 30.9).
- Students wishing to be considered for the program should contact the office by the end of July of their second year in undergrad studies.
Students in the program will receive a scholarship of 1,800 NIS per month, provided their compliance with the program requirements. The department is authorized to cease the scholarship if these requirements are not met.
For counseling and guidance, please contact Prof. Omri Abend, M.A. advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, it is possible to contact the department office on Sunday-Thursday at 10:00-13:00, in the Australia Complex, Mount Scopus Campus. Phone no.: 02-5883758
We are happy to assist you with any questions.