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Many resources are available to current students.

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    Graduate Resources

    The Department of Psychology's Graduate Resources page holds information about applying to a graduate program, taking advantage of resources for current graduate students, pursuing funding opportunities and more. View Graduate Resources

    Academic Calendar

    The Academic Calendar serves as an information source and planning document for students, faculty, staff and departments, as well as outside organizations. The calendar includes registration dates, class start dates, add/drop deadlines, exam dates and more. The FIU Registrar Office publishes the official academic calendar about a year before the start of an academic year. View the current FIU Academic Calendars

    Annual Evaluations

    All Developmental Science Graduate students must complete an annual evaluation as a means of documenting academic, professional, and social progress toward their degree. These evaluations are completed by the student and their Major Professor from their first year through to the year they pass their qualifying exam; at that point, they become doctoral candidates. Upon reaching candidacy, students must then have the form signed by their Major Professor and all members of their dissertation committee. Access the current FIU UGS Annual Evaluation Form

    College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) Graduate Student Information

    The College is responsible for approving all graduate paperwork associated with theses and dissertations. Deadlines are one week in advance of those of the UGS. The College ensures that students complete the formal paperwork correctly and complete the necessary training required by the UGS prior to advancing to candidacy. The College is also responsible for generation of contracts and waivers to students supported with assistantships. Its goal is to provide reliable and rapid service to those involved with graduate education. Detailed information has been provided on the CASE Graduate Student website to ensure students move through the degree processes in a timely manner. Visit the CASE Graduate page

    University Graduate School Forms

    The University Graduate School (UGS) has specific forms that current graduate students must become familiar with/ they will use these forms throughout their graduate career. These include Dissertation (D) Forms and petition documents. Some of the forms listed on the page linked below can be completed electronically. Please be sure to save the form locally before closing. If you would like to add documents, save the form, complete the fields, then select add at the bottom of screen. View the current FIU UGS Forms & Deadlines

  • Degree Requirements and Project Forms
  • Course Availability

    The Cognitive Neuroscience graduate course offerings for upcoming semesters are listed below.

    Fall 2018

    PSY 5939 Computational Neuroscience (Dr. Fabián Soto)

    PSB 5115 Introduction to Psychophysiology: Basics of Electroencephalography and Event-Related Potentials (Dr. Bethany Reeb-Sutherland)

    Spring 2019

    PSB 6351/PHZ 6707 Cognitive Neuroscience Methods II (Dr. Aaron Mattfeld/Dr. Timothy Allen)

    EXP 5527 Memory and Consciousness (Dr. Bennett Schwartz)

    For Fall 2019

    EXP 5667 Cognitive Neuroscience (Dr. Anthony Dick)

    PSB 6215 Human Neuroanatomy (Dr. Anthony Dick)

    Special Topics: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (Dr. Aaron Mattfeld)

    Spring 2020

    DEP 5058 Biological Basis of Behavior Development (Dr. Robert Lickliter)

    CLP 6426 Clinical Neuropsychology (Dr. Raul Gonzalez)

  • Research Labs

    The Cognitive Neuroscience Research Labs are highly productive and directed by internationally recognized faculty. Graduate and undergraduate students gain hands-on experience in the labs and are involved in research early in the program.

    Current labs and research programs include:

  • First Year Course Recommendations

    First Year Cognitive Neuroscience Students need to enroll in statistics for both semesters. The course options are:

    Fall: PSY 5939 Special Topics: Quantitative Methods I (Dr. Joe Raiker)

    Spring: PSY 5939 Special Topics: Quantitative Methods II (Dr. Justin Parent)

  • Edward and Rita Girden Cognitive Neuroscience Scholarship

    Students enrolled in the Department of Psychology can apply for travel support to conferences to present their research through the Edward and Rita Girden Cognitive Neuroscience Scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, students should follow the steps below and email Dr. Anthony Dick (

    Scholarship Amount

    Students are eligible for up to $1,000 for domestic conferences, and $1,500 for international conferences. Two awards will be made per semester.


    Awards must be submitted by October 15 and February 15 of each semester. February submissions can cover conferences that occur in the summer session.


    1. Students must be the presenting author at the proposed conference.
    2. Students must present on a topic in neuroscience, as determined by the review committee.
    3. A prerequisite for receipt of the scholarship is presentation at the Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium Series.

    Proposal and Budget

    1. Students should submit the abstract that they submitted to attend the conference. If they have not yet submitted a conference abstract, they should submit an abstract summarizing the project, totaling no more than 500 words (not including title and references).
    2. Students should provide information about the conference, and the proposed cost of the flight, hotel, and registration. The scholarship will cover these costs up to the amounts listed above.