Graduate students in the Geocognition Research Lab can earn an MS or PhD in Geological Sciences through cutting-edge research that blurs the boundaries between cognitive science, education and geoscience, including investigation of working memory (NSF-0815930 abstract), novice-expert conceptions (NSF-0837185 abstract), and assessment instrument development (NSF-0717790 abstract). Potential coursework in geoscience, education, psychology, political science and other areas offers opportunities to build multidisciplinary expertise. Learn how about our two areas of research: geocognition and geoscience education research
We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, through specialization certification or joint graduate training with the:
- Environmental Science & Policy Program
- Cognitive Sciences Program
- Certification in Teaching College Science and Mathematics
The GRL has also compiled a list of graduate programs in Geocognition and Geoscience Education Research, as well as links to graduate programs in Discipline-Based Education Research in other sciences.