Types of Degrees Cognitive Science Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many cognitive science graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Science?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of cognitive science majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||7|
|Hispanic or Latino||6|
Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Cognitive Science. About 28.3% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:
- South Korea
Master’s Degree Starting Salary
The median starting salary of students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree in cognitive science was $43,000 per year. These stats come from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $43,000 (25th percentile) and $43,000 (75th percentile).
It’s important to note that just because the people reporting these salaries have a degree in cognitive science, it does not mean that they are working in a job related to their degree.
Online Cognitive Science Programs
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 schools offered some type of cognitive science program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||2||0|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||0||0|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||15||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
Majors Related to Cognitive Science
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to cognitive science.
|Major||Number of Grads|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||37,392|
|Biological & Physical Science||29,278|
|Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution||1,310|
|Human Computer Interaction||1,272|
|Science, Technology & Society||1,171|
|Mathematics & Computer Science||1,105|
|Multicultural & Diversity Studies||424|
|Classical & Ancient Studies||303|
|Cultural Studies & Analysis||227|
|Accounting & Computer Science||71|
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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