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In a world beset by rapidly accelerating social and environmental dilemmas, there is urgent need for a large pool of scientists who are capable of applying advanced quantitative and qualitative approaches who also have deep insights into the challenges of societal and environmental dynamics. The applied mathematics for the life and social sciences doctoral degree is designed especially for students who want to make innovative and far-reaching scientific contributions to the global challenges of our time.
Students learn a way of thinking that builds upon foundations established in mathematical epidemiology, genomics, population dynamics, bioinformatics, ecology, computational sciences, mathematical analysis and the social science fields. They experience real interdisciplinary learning that interweaves theory, applications and analytical approaches with cross-disciplinary and international collaboration. Students with strong and potentially diverse scientific and cultural backgrounds will find a natural home in this field.
Founded by a "dream team" of acclaimed scholars and rising stars, the program's faculty includes mathematicians, statisticians, theoretical biologists and social scientists from five different schools at Arizona State University. The curriculum — with dynamic and statistical approaches as critical and unifying components — is aimed at producing first-rate scientists whose skills will always be in high demand both within and outside of academia.
Is your dream to use your math skills and social or environmental dynamics savvy to find solutions to complex, real-world problems? Want to be part of the scientific movement that revolutionizes the ways we manage natural resources, respond to epidemics, or educate the next generation of scientists? Explore with us this new and exciting frontier at the intersection of the environmental, health, life, social, mathematical, physical and computational sciences – and prepare to make a difference.
Learn more about the complex adaptive systems science concentration available in this degree program.
Applicants for the Ph.D. in applied mathematics for the life and social sciences should also be aware of the Ph.D. in applied mathematics.
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