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|
Students from other countries are interested in Cognitive Science, too. 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
Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that cognitive science students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree made a median starting salary of $43,000 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $43,000 (25th percentile) and $43,000 (75th percentile).
Note that some of these people may have jobs that are not directly related to a cognitive science degree.
Online Cognitive Science Programs
In 2018-2019, 66 schools offered a cognitive science program of some type. 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|
Explore Major by State
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||2,661|
|Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution||630|
|Biological & Physical Science||611|
|Human Computer Interaction||562|
|Mathematics & Computer Science||189|
|Science, Technology & Society||187|
|Multicultural & Diversity Studies||131|
|Cultural Studies & Analysis||69|
|Classical & Ancient Studies||30|
|Accounting & Computer Science||10|
- 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
- Image Credit: By Allan Ajifo under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
|Request Info||Southern New Hampshire University You have goals. Southern New Hampshire University can help you get there. Whether you need a bachelor's degree to get into a career or want a master's degree to move up in your current career, SNHU has an online program for you. Find your degree from over 200 online programs. Learn More >|