Innovative Interdisciplinary Opportunities

Through its interdisciplinary programs, the Graduate College opens avenues for students to discover and explore new knowledge.

Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program where the mathematical skills of scholars are applied to significant scientific problems.

Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelson. a Ph.D. student in human toxicology, works on the fracking flowback water project in the Hygienic Laboratory's Radiochemistry lab

Genetics provides diverse research opportunities in cutting edge topics ranging from prokaryotes to human model systems to human disease, and population genetics to computational genetics.

Human Toxicology enables graduate students to study the adverse effects of chemical, physical, or biological agents on living organisms and the ecosystem, including the prevention and amelioration of such adverse effects.

Immunology was created in 1993, bringing together faculty from five departments that share a common interest in teaching students and performing research in Immunobiology.

Informatics offers graduate degrees and certificates in four subprograms. Informatics connects the computational disciplines with the humanities, arts, and sciences, although its true impact is in the capability to solve entirely new problems or successfully attack existing, persistent problems from a different perspective.

Molecular and Cellular Biology permits scholars to identify research areas in molecular and cellular biology irrespective of classical departmental boundaries.

Research and teaching in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience are consolidated in three overlapping tracks: molecular/cellular, developmental/systems, and cognitive/behavioral.

Formalized joint degree options under the School of Urban and Regional Planning have been established in law (J.D.), social work (M.S.W.), health management and policy (M.H.A.), occupational and environmental health (M.S.), and civil and environmental engineering (B.S.).

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