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Interdisciplinary Programs

Program Details


Master of Engineering, Master of Science, or Doctor of Philosophy




On campus


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The challenges facing today's scientists and engineers often exist at the intersection between various disciplines–whether between engineering and science or fields within individual disciplines. At Stevens, engineering and science come together under one roof, fostering a proactive, interdisciplinary environment that encourages results-driven collaboration and unique, innovative problem solving.

Interdisciplinary Master's & Ph.D. Programs

In addition to traditional programs in single disciplines offered by each of our departments, Stevens offers options for interdisciplinary study between departments which allows students to pursue a degree program that bridges multiple disciplines and addresses the increasingly cross-cutting nature of research and industry. 

The interdisciplinary master's and Ph.D. programs at Stevens take advantage of the collaborative environment, complementary educational offerings and research opportunities across disciplines and departments. In these programs, you will work with a faculty advisor from your selected home department to design an approved plan of interdisciplinary study.

Available Interdisciplinary Programs:

  • Interdisciplinary Master of Engineering Degree

  • Interdisciplinary Master of Science Degree

  • Interdisciplinary Engineering Doctoral Degree

  • Interdisciplinary Science Degree

Optional Concentration


The interdisciplinary master's and Ph.D. programs allows you to designate a concentration in nanotechnology in a vibrant interdisciplinary environment for stimulating and cross-fertilizing educational training.

How it Works

Any student who wishes to enter an interdisciplinary program needs to obtain the consent of the participating departments and the subsequent approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. You will follow a study plan designed by your faculty advisor. In particular, you must declare which department will be the home department (i.e., the department where the majority of courses is being taken), and arrange for written consent of advisors in both departments involved. You will be granted official candidacy in the program upon successful completion of a qualifying exam that will be administered according to the applicable guidelines of the Office of Graduate Admissions. All policies of the Office of Graduate Admissions that govern the credit and thesis requirements apply to students enrolled in this interdisciplinary program. If this interests you, you should follow the normal graduate application procedures through the Dean of Academic Administration.

For more information about the interdisciplinary master's or Ph.D. programs, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.