Sitting and the physical and intellectual center of a world-class research university in one of the nation's most dynamic and exciting cities, A&S is a place of tremendous depth, breadth, and possibility. Across departments, disciplines, and programs, graduate students at A&S make the most of an elite intellectual landscape that is both highly rigorous and uniquely collaborative. Students in our graduate programs work with world-class scholars and mentors on research projects that have world-changing impact, across countless fields of study.
Graduate education in the College of Arts and Science focuses on doctoral programs, with students typically earning the M.A. or M.S. in progress to the Ph.D. Programs that offer a terminal master's degree are noted below.
Creative Writing (M.F.A)
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Graduate Program in Economic Development (M.A.)
Latin American Studies (M.A.)
Master of Liberal Arts and Science (M.L.A.S.)
Medicine, Health, and Society (M.A.)
Biostatistics (M.S., Ph.D.) – with School of Medicine
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (Ph.D.) – with School of Medicine
Interdisciplinary Materials Science Program (Ph.D.) – with Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Neuroscience (Ph.D.) – with School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Quantitative and Chemical Biology Program (Ph.D.) – with School of Medicine
Religion (Ph.D.) – with Divinity School
Graduate certificates enable Vanderbilt graduate students to add depth or breadth to core studies undertaken in their home department. For instance, a student interested in Asian government and policy might pair a Ph.D. in political science with a graduate certificate in Asian studies. These certificates can also help strengthen a student's application for the workforce.
Graduate Certificate Program in American Studies
Graduate Certificate Program in Asian Studies
Graduate Certificate Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Graduate Certificate Program in Jewish Studies
Graduate Certificate Program in Latin American Studies
Graduate Certificate Program in Medicine, Health, and Society