SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics houses six departments, each with graduate programs: Chemistry (M.S., Ph.D); Geosciences (M.S., Ph.D); Mathematical Sciences, emphasizing Applied Mathematics and Statistics (M.S., Ph.D.); Molecular and Cell Biology (M.S., Ph.D.); Physics (M.S., M.S. in Applied Physics, Ph.D.); and Science and Mathematics Education (Master of Arts in Teaching). In addition, there are two interdisciplinary degrees offered: Master of Science in BioInfomatics and Computational Biology, and Master of Science in Biotechnolgy. Each is relatively small and thus able to provide excellent graduate student - faculty contact. However, each maintains a strong research program. Increasingly, Departments interact with each other in research, allowing interdisciplinary efforts to flourish. A number of well-funded Research Centers and Institutes are also housed in NS&M; these allow graduate students to approach real world, cutting edge research problems while working side by side with professional research staff and internationally recognized faculty. They are: the Center for Applied Biology; the Center for Lithospheric Studies; the UTD NanoTech Institute; the Center for Quantum Electronics; the Center for Sickle Cell Disease and Research; and the Center for Space Sciences.

DEGREES

BIOLOGY
Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology
Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular and Cell Biology

CHEMISTRY
Master of Science in Chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

GEOSCIENCES
Master of Science in Geosciences
Master of Science in Geographic Information Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Geospatial Information Sciences
Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences Major in Applied Mathematics
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences Major in Engineering Mathematics
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences Major in Mathematical Sciences
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences Major in Statistics

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences Major in Applied Mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematical Sciences Major in Statistics

PHYSICS
Master of Science in Applied Physics
Master of Science in Physics
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics

EDUCATION
Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education
Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics Education

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS
Master of Science in BioInfomatics and Computational Biology
Master of Science in Biotechnolgy