The Graduate College administers all University of Arizona graduate
degrees. The college publishes the
which contains information about available graduate programs, admissions and
other college policies. For more information about a particular graduate
program, consult the Graduate Catalog or the offering department.
Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (Graduate IDPs):
About the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs:
Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (IDPs) at The University of Arizona
have emerged in response to the changing face of scholarship and research.
Advances in science and technology, along with increased globalization, have
altered the ways we perceive scientific and social investigation and
education. We have come to recognize the need for crossing departmental
boundaries in exploring more integrated approaches to problem solving. The
fusion of ideas, techniques, and expertise from the traditional academic
fields provides for the evolution of modern and imaginative methods of
research, and the creation of new fields of endeavor. Promoting
interdisciplinary research and education is one of the ways that The
University of Arizona is fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty
and students. The National Science Foundation has recognized "the need
for a cadre of broadly prepared Ph.D.s with multidisciplinary backgrounds and
the technical, professional, and personal skills essential to addressing the
varied career demands of the future." The University of Arizona and its
Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs embrace this philosophy and have provided
excellent research and educational facilities to attract the best and
brightest students to the area of interdisciplinary research.
For more information contact the college
office listed above.