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Michigan Technological University

Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Houghton, MI

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Overview

Michigan Technological University / Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences is located in Houghton, MI, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied cognitive science and human factors
Master of Science (MS) Applied science education
Master of Science (MS) Applied cognitive science and human factors
(Graduate Certificate) Post-secondary STEM education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for applied cognitive science and human factors program only)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Applied internship experience

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37
Applied
12
Accepted
3
Enrolled
32%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for applied cognitive science and human factors program only)
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, personal statement, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, resume/curriculum vitae
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, personal statement, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, resume/curriculum vitae

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
58%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
41%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 3.45%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.45%
Unknown 6.9%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

Full-time - 23
Part-time - 0

Research

Focus of faculty research: Applied science education, applied cognitive science, human factors, STEM education, human-computer interaction
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
410,074

Location & Contact

Address 1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931
United States
Contact Dr. Susan L. Amato-Henderson
Chair
Email: slamato@mtu.edu
Phone: 906-487-2536
Fax: 906-487-2468