1. Irvine University:
    1. Cognitive science is a multidisciplinary field integrating behavioral research, computational models, and neuroscience.
    2. PhD degrees in Psychology or Psychology with a Concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience:
      • Ranked #19 among all public psychology programs in the country (U.S. News & World Report), the UCI graduate program administered by the cognitive sciences department offers students five years of guaranteed funding.
  2. University of California, Merced:
    1. Cognitive and Information Sciences (CIS) PhD Program:
      • Offers its students interdisciplinary training in cognitive science with an emphasis on computation, technology and applications.
  3. University of California, San Diego:
    1. Cognitive Science PhD Program and the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Cognitive Science:
      • Our program provides broad training in neurological processes and phenomena; the experimental methods, results, and theories from the study of psychology, language, and social and cultural issues; and the studies of computational mechanisms.
      • We offer two graduate programs in Cognitive Science:
        • The Cognitive Science PhD Program
        • The Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Cognitive Science
      • The two programs are cooperative rather than competitive.
    2. Computational Neuroscience graduate program: 
      • The goal of the specialization is to train the next generation of neuroscientists with the analytical and computational skills that are essential to understand the organization and function of neural systems.
    3. University of California, Santa Barbara:
      • The Program provides an organizational structure that facilitates sharing of research interests and collaboration among faculty, and translates these activities into training opportunities for graduate students.
  4. University of Southern California:
    1. PhD Program in Brain and Cognitive Science:
      • Provides comprehensive training for students with a keen interest in understanding cognition, motivation, emotion and perception in terms of the underlying brain processes and manifested behaviors.
  5. Stanford University: