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Graduate Research

Graduate research in the College of Arts and Science is boundary-breaking and world-changing. With all the resources of an R1 institution, coupled with a high mentor-to-student ratio and a compact campus, we provide a cutting-edge but personal experience. Collaboration across disciplines isn’t just possible, it’s the norm—you'll explore your field of study from a range of perspectives and with colleagues in different fields. Graduate research at Vanderbilt expands your horizons like nowhere else.

For detailed information about graduate research opportunities in your field of interest, visit the department websites.

Key Research Initiatives


Graduate Research in Action

Food fight: How a community in Mexico used food to resist the Aztec empire

Vanderbilt geospatial researchers fill unmet need for real-time maps of COVID-19 spread

New grant helps minority STEM scholars advance as postdocs

Tackling issues of diversity and inclusion in science

Physics students win U.S. Department of Energy research fellowships

Elsa Mercado Sanchez: Stronger together

Biological Sciences Ph.D. student finds creative outlet in science-themed art