Graduate students conduct cutting-edge research and are trained to become scientific leaders in their chosen field. The College of Science offers post-baccalaureate degrees from all five departments: Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.

The college also oversees two interdisciplinary graduate programs: Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) and Biophysics. The IBMS program is a cross-departmental graduate program for students interested in research and training in a range of fields in the biomedical sciences. The cross-departmental nature of the program facilitates interdisciplinary studies in areas such as bioinformatics and chemical biology, and permits translational studies such as the development and testing of new drugs and drug therapies.

The Biophysics graduate program trains students to apply the fundamental principles of physics and chemistry to understand biological mechanisms. Biophysics graduate students train at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics and applied mathematics and statistics.

The newest offering, Materials Science and Engineering doctoral degree program, is an interdisciplinary degree program spanning seven departments across the University including the Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the College of Science.

International Doctoral Program in Science

Four world-class universities have partnered together to provide outstanding students an opportunity to pursue an International Ph.D. in Science: the University of Notre Dame (USA), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy), KU Leuven (Belgium), and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile). This program provides research opportunities in physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, and mathematics through jointly supervised research projects across two of the partner universities. 

Master's Programs

There is a great need for talented scientists who can immediately apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace. The College of Science fulfills this need by offering three new, innovative one-year professional master's programs.