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Complex Adaptive Systems Science Graduate Programs

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).

CASS Certificate

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..

PhD with CASS Concentration

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
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PhD with CASS Concentration

CASS Certificate