Graduate Programs in Complex Adaptive Systems Science
The CASS Certificate
This new interdisciplinary graduate certificate in complex adaptive systems science (CASS) aims to train the next generation of scientists in advanced concepts and methods needed for approaching interconnected phenomena in the social and life sciences as complex adaptive systems. This complexity science certificate is closely related to the interdisciplinary PhD concentration in Complex Adaptive Systems Science (CASS).
PhD in Sustainability with a CASS Concentration
Complex adaptive systems science is the study of interactive and dynamic systems that change over time. The School of Sustainability, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and the School of Life Sciences, offer a complex adaptive systems science concentration for six doctoral programs. The CASS educational program is tightly integrated with diverse, ongoing research on complex adaptive systems at Arizona State University..
CASS Program Comparisons:
|Sustainability PhD with CASS Concentration||Sustainability PhD with CASS Certificate|
|Graduate Committee||Faculty advisor must be from approved list of CASS faculty||One person (chair or one of the members) must be from the approved list of CASS faculty|
|Dissertation Focus||Dissertation must be deeply focused on CASS related research||Dissertation must include elements of CASS but that does not have to be the primary focus|
|Course Flexibility||Less course flexibility||More flexibility in course choice|
|Application||Apply to PhD program and CASS simultaneously||Apply to CASS after acceptance to the PhD program|