Focus Area Coursework

At the time of application, PhD students choose from seven focus areas to help guide their selection of courses. While there are no formal requirements specific to each of these areas in addition to what is already required of all PhD students, the links below provide guidance on typical course schedules for students in different fundamental and applied research focuses. Learn more about recommended coursework for each focus area at the links below: 

Focus Area Research

PhD students have access to top experts in their fields and conduct research with direct impact on human health and safety, the environment and technology development. They work alongside faculty members doing both fundamental and applied research that harnesses state-of-the-art experimental, theoretical and computational approaches to expand the frontiers of technology in the following areas: