Welcome to the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs!







Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs in Numbers
600+ 68% 53 8%
Graduate Students Enrolled in GIDP Programs Of All GIDP Students are Funded Through a Graduate Assistantship Departments on Campus Hired GIDP Students as Graduate Assistants Of All Graduate Degrees Awarded are by GIDP Programs

Creating New Knowledge Through Interdisciplinary Collaborations

UArizona's Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research where traditional disciplines interface. The fusion of ideas, techniques, and expertise from the traditional academic fields provides for the evolution of modern and imaginative methods of research, and the creation of new fields of endeavor. The founding directors of the GIDP recognized this cannot effectively be conducted within traditional disciplinary boundaries more than 55 years ago and through their efforts a standard of a broader range of research and training was established and have endured at UArizona. The collaborative relationship between colleges across campus and the 20 GIDPs creates unique opportunities for students to pursue and realize their aspirations in new research bringing about change serving the community and the world.

The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is one of the ways that UArizona is fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students. The Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs are an integral part of the Mission Statement of UArizona, and student enthusiasm for the programs is one of their strongest characteristics.