As a graduate student at the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences (A&S), you can pursue Masters and Ph.D. degrees in 20 different fields of study. A&S is the largest school at the University of Miami, a leading private research university with over $350 million in funded programs (FY ’12). The College is home to an impressive faculty of internationally renowned scholars, including mathematicians and computer scientists, immigration experts, award-winning writers, influential political theorists, and more. We invite you to join a graduate community representing 100 countries, where talented students and experienced scholars collaborate in rigorous inquiry and creative innovation.


College of Arts & Science Graduate Programs


Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

The College of Arts and Sciences is one of nine schools at the University of Miami. Several of our departments collaborate with faculty across the university to offer innovative interdisciplinary graduate programs.

  • Environmental Science and Policy (Ph.D.) – This doctoral program is coordinated by the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy [] and includes coursework and research collaborations across seven different schools at the University of Miami. 
  • Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) –  This program offers an interdisciplinary professional curriculum designed for students pursuing administrative careers within Multinational Corporations (MNCs), Non-Profit Organizations (NGOs) and Government entities.
  • • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) (MALS) – The MALS Program is designed for the returning student who seeks to develop the critical thinking that marks a truly educated person. The interdisciplinary approach of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, which allows students to take courses in all areas of the Humanities, cuts across the arbitrary boundaries of specialization, drawing upon a broad range of knowledge to provide a clearer focus on the complex problems.
  • Neuroscience (Ph.D.) – Created in 1992, the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Neuroscience draws together 80 faculty members from the School of Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology Program (TME) – A collaboration between the mathematics and biology departments in A&S and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, the TME program offers joint Ph.D./MS degrees in Mathematics/Biology, Mathematics/Marine Science, Biology/Mathematics, and Marine Science/Mathematics.


Research Centers and Institutes