The biological and chemical sciences are varied and multidisciplinary. To reflect the diversity of research opportunities, the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, in collaboration with other units at the university, offers graduate education through a number of programs. These are designed to provide the highest quality graduate training without restrictions of department boundaries.
Areas of emphasis include:
- ecological sustainability
- host-pathogen interactions
- nanoscience and biomaterials
- sensory neuroscience
Students are supported through research assistantships, teaching assistantships, or training grants. The University of Maryland’s strategic location in the Washington, DC metropolitan region ensures that students are exposed to a broad range of educational, cultural, and recreational experiences. Nearby research institutes and laboratories, including the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Smithsonian Institution, and the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, provide unparalleled opportunities for collaborative research in cutting-edge fields.
Our graduate students are poised to enter successful careers in academia, the corporate sector, state and federal agencies, among other venues, at the completion of their program. We invite you to explore our graduate programs, and visit the program websites for more detailed information.