Graduate Interdisciplinary Degrees

The collaborative environments of these interdisciplinary programs encourage discovery and the opportunity to specialize in research tailored to your interests.

Graduate School Interdisciplinary Programs

Atmospheric Sciences

Cloud FormationAtmospheric Sciences encompasses many areas of study that explore the atmosphere's physical characteristics, motions and processes, and how these influence all aspects of the environment and human life.

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology

Paeonia BrowniiEcology, Evolution and Conservation Biology is an interdisciplinary doctoral program bringing together faculty and students from multiple departments and institutions at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Desert Research Institute and the Great Basin Institute.

Environmental Sciences

Field ResearchThe Environmental Sciences Graduate Program is based on the tenet that graduate education in the environmental sciences requires an interdisciplinary approach encompassing the fields of chemistry, biology, ecology, physics, and human health.

Hydrologic Sciences

Lake TahoeThe Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences has always been a true collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute. GPHS is one of the largest such programs in North America and is consistently ranked among the top ten in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report.

Molecular Biosciences

Lab VialOur program offers degree paths for master’s and doctoral degrees in: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology. As a student, you have the benefit of access to faculty with a broad range of specializations across the biological and biomedical sciences.

Integrative Neuroscience

Brain Scan ImageStudents and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno have the unique opportunity to study within this specialized area of research with access to cutting-edge technology, such as a new functional MRI facility—a partnership between our Center for Integrative Neuroscience and the Renown Health medical center.

Social Psychology

University StudentsOur program represents an integration of psychological and sociological scholarship with a bio-psycho-social foundation, grounded in culture and gender, to form an interdisciplinary, contextualized perspective for the investigation of personal and social life. Our scholarship integrates the study of individuals, the small groups in which they interact, and the context of larger systems and organizations within which they exist.

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College Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Chemical Physics (College of Science)

Student ResearcherChemical physics provides an interdisciplinary curriculum for those students whose primary research interests are in atomic and molecular physics and physical chemistry.

Basque Studies (College of Liberal Arts)

Basque Man CelebratingWe offering students insight into the history and culture of the Basque people. Our program is intended to provide students in the humanities and social sciences with the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies emphasizing Basque-related courses and dissertation research.

Electrical & Biomedical Engineering (College of Engineering)

Student Researchers in LabOur research-oriented program is designed to prepare students for competitive, professional careers in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering). A flexible, multidisciplinary curriculum emphasizes the application of advanced scientific and engineering techniques to problems in medicine and biology.

Judicial Studies (College of Liberal Arts)

Gavel and Judge's SeatAs the challenges facing our court systems mount, it is essential that the judiciary be equipped for transition. At the forefront of this movement is the highly successful Judicial Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, one of only two such programs offered nationwide.

Justice Management (College of Liberal Arts)

Scales of JusticeThe Master of Justice Management is a special degree program offering a broad selection of courses including foundation courses in justice theory and process, essentials of justice management, and courses specific to areas of concentration such as Juvenile Justice Management, Adult Justice Management, and Executive Court and Agency Administration.

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Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificates

Gender, Race and Identity

University Students StudyingA Graduate Certificate Program in Gender, Race and Identity will be of benefit to students who are pursuing a graduate degree in other areas, including business, history, social work, social psychology, psychology, and sociology.

Renewable Energy

Solar PanelsDesigned for professionals in the energy industry, including administrators, engineers, and others impacted by new policies and practices relating to renewable energy, the online graduate certificate in renewable energy covers energy technologies, energy markets and business, and energy policy.

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