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Programs & Departments

All post-baccalaureate degree programs at Vanderbilt are classified as either Graduate, meaning those under the purview of the Graduate School; or Professional, which are advanced degree programs administered by schools other than the Graduate School. The academic programs of the Graduate School are located in and among the academic departments located in the other schools and colleges of Vanderbilt. For example, students admitted and enrolled by the Graduate School in the Ph.D. program in Economics (or Special Education, or Biomedical Engineering, or Epidemiology) pursue their academic program in an academic department based in the College of Arts and Science (or Peabody College, or the School of Engineering, or School of Medicine, respectively). In addition, a small number of interdisciplinary Graduate School academic programs are not based in a single college or school, but rather draw from faculties in departments across two or more academic units.

Are you looking for a particular course of study at Vanderbilt? You're in the right place. All Graduate School programs (Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and M.L.A.S.) are listed below — just start typing in the search box to filter the list, or use the column headers to sort them. You can also click on the DISCIPLINE to the right to limit the display or simply use the search box below to narrow down the choices. For any disciplines or degrees not listed below, please begin looking at the main list of disciplines and majors offered through the various schools at Vanderbilt University.


Program Discipline Master's Doctoral
Anthropology Social Sciences    
Astrophysics Physical Sciences    
Biochemistry Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Biological Sciences Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Biomedical Engineering Engineering    
Biomedical Informatics Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Biostatistics Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Cancer Biology Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Cell and Developmental Biology Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Cellular and Molecular Pathology Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Engineering    
Chemical and Physical Biology Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Chemistry Physical Sciences    
Civil Engineering Engineering    
Classics Foreign Languages    
Community Research and Action Social Sciences    
Computer Science Engineering    
Creative Writing English Language and Literature    
Earth and Environmental Sciences Physical Sciences    
Economic Development Social Sciences    
Economics Social Sciences    
Electrical Engineering Engineering    
English English Language and Literature    
Environmental Engineering Engineering    
Epidemiology Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences    
French Foreign Languages    
German Foreign Languages    
Hearing and Speech Sciences Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
History History    
Human Genetics Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Latin American Studies Area, Ethnic, Cultural and Gender Studies    
Law and Economics Social Sciences    
Leadership and Policy Studies Education    
Learning, Teaching and Diversity Education    
Liberal Arts and Science/Liberal Studies Liberal Arts    
Materials Science and Engineering Engineering    
Mathematics Mathematics    
Mechanical Engineering Engineering    
Medicine, Health and Society Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies    
Microbiology and Immunology Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Neuroscience Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Nursing Science Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences    
Pharmacology Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences    
Philosophy Philosophy and Religion    
Physics Physical Sciences    
Political Science Social Sciences    
Psychology Psychology    
Psychology and Human Development Psychology    
Religion Philosophy and Religious Studies    
Sociology Social Sciences    
Spanish Foreign Languages    
Spanish and Portuguese Foreign Languages    
Special Education Education