Independent Interdisciplinary Graduate Program


Committees: Committees for the management of the I-IGP Program, listed below, are charged to communicate with departmental and school administrators and to provide management of the functions of the program.

Executive/Admissions Committee: Administrators in the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs collaborate with the I-IGP Executive Committee (EC), which is comprised  of three select faculty representatives with interdisciplinary graduate program experience from three different colleges. The Dean of the Graduate School has final authority over the composition of the committee and is authorized to make membership changes at any time. The representatives serve a three-year term. The Executive Committee responsibilities include application review during each admissions cycle. In addition to their admissions role, the EC is to provide a communication link between the I-IGP areas and the administrative entities involved and to review the membership and curriculum.

Faculty Participation: Faculty participation in I-IGP-related committees and activities must be approved by the EC and the affiliated department/school.

Availability of a critical mass of faculty and support resources to address the area of focus: The program is designed to accommodate masters- and doctoral- level projects in areas that span disciplines.

Support and approval of academic units: Signed agreements, allowing faculty to support students conducting research in the I-IGP must be secured from participating departments/colleges. Upon selection of a major professor, the department will be asked to commit support for the student through research grants secured by the major professor, research and/or teaching assistantships administered by the student’s major professor’s home department or training grants.


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