Graduate Programs

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers graduate students many opportunities for learning, teaching, and research. Our programs offer multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary training for 21st-century careers in research or education in academia, government, or industry. We actively collaborate with the growing biotechnology cluster in South Florida including Scripps Florida, the Max Planck Florida Institute, and the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies. Many of our graduate students obtain research and teaching assistantships to assist with tuition and living expenses. The College offers Ph.D. and Masters Degrees in fully accredited programs in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Psychology, Geosciences, Mathematics, Environmental Science, and Physics. Explore the links below to see our available programs and areas of excellence.


Ecology, Marine Biology, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Integrative Biology, and Neuroscience

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Marine Organisms, Organic Synthetic Methods, Biomolecular Recognition and Spectroscopy, Biochemistry of Cancer, Drug Discovery

Complex Systems and Brain Sciences

Coordination Dynamics, Computational Neuroscience, fMRI Behavioral Neuroscience

Environmental Science

Everglades Aquatic Systems Conservation Biology

Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Strength & Conditioning.


Environmental Studies, Hydrology and Water Resources, Geographic Information Science, Urban Sustainability 

Marine Science & Oceanography

Marine Biology, Coastal and Geological Science, Conservation and Ecology, Remote Sensing and GIS, Chemistry, and Statistics and Communication 

Mathematical Sciences

Cryptology and Information Security, Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Math-Science Teacher Partnership


Bio and Materials Physics, General Relativity Astrophysics, Quantum Optics, Neuroscience, Physics Education, Medical Physics


Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social/Personality Psychology, Cognitive Science, Behavioral Neuroscience

Graduate certificates from the College of Science can be obtained in the following areas: Environmental Restoration, Medical Physics, Neuroscience, Pre-Health Professions Studies, and Remote Sensing.

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