Interdisciplinary Applied Science and Mathematics Ph.D. Program

There is growing recognition of large-scale problems such as energy independence, global environmental stress remediation, and medical care for an aging population will necessitate the active participation of scientifically thinking workers from a wide range of disciplines. To help you become a skilled professional capable of working in a cutting-edge interdisciplinary field, the Interdisciplinary Applied Science and Mathematics (ISAM) Ph.D. program is structured around the following specific goals: 

  • To prepare skilled professionals for careers in applied science
  • To provide a foundation for careers in basic scientific research
  • To provide quantitative tools and knowledge to enhance workplace effectiveness
  • To advance knowledge in basic and applied science and mathematics

The Wright State University ISAM Ph.D. program is unique in its focus, building upon the recognized expertise of a core group of program faculty, primarily within the College of Science and Mathematics. Your studies will focus on three areas of technological and scientific importance: 

  • Materials and nanoscale science and technology development 
  • Modeling and analysis for physical and biological systems 
  • Computational problems in the physical and biological sciences 

These three focus areas  will provide you with the opportunity to develop high-demand quantitative skills in multiple applied scientific areas while ensuring that you are well-grounded in  traditional areas of mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth science, biology, and cognitive science. By integrating these areas, your classes will emphasize detailed analyses of the mechanisms underlying important scientific phenomena.

View Interdisciplinary Applied Science and Mathematics, Ph.D. program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

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