UT Dallas 2020 Graduate Catalog

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NS&M) houses six departments, each with graduate programs: Biological Sciences (MS, PhD); Chemistry and Biochemistry (MS, PhD); Geosciences (MS, PhD); Mathematical Sciences, emphasizing Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Actuarial Science (MS, PhD); Physics (MS, PhD); and Science and Mathematics Education (Master of Arts in Teaching). In addition, there are three interdisciplinary degrees offered: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MS) and Geospatial Information Sciences (MS, PhD). Each program is relatively small and thus able to provide excellent graduate student - faculty contact, while maintaining a strong research program. Increasingly, departments interact with each other in research, allowing interdisciplinary efforts to flourish. A number of well-funded Research Centers and Institutes are also housed in NS&M; these allow graduate students to approach real world, cutting edge research problems while working side by side with professional research staff and internationally recognized faculty. They are: the Center for Applied Biology; the Center for Lithospheric Studies; the UT Dallas NanoTech Institute; the Center for Quantum Electronics; and the Center for Space Sciences.

Degrees Offered

Biological Sciences

Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Master of Science in Biotechnology (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Master of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular and Cell Biology (75 semester credit hours minimum beyond the baccalaureate degree)

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Master of Science in Chemistry (30 semester credit hours minimum)

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (75 semester credit hours minimum beyond the baccalaureate degree)

Geosciences

Master of Science in Geosciences (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences (36 semester credit hours minimum)1

Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences (75 semester credit hours minimum beyond the baccalaureate degree)

Doctor of Philosophy in Geospatial Information Sciences (75 semester credit hours minimum beyond the baccalaureate degree)2

Mathematical Sciences

Master of Science in Actuarial Science (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Master of Science in Mathematics (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Master of Science in Statistics (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (75 semester credit hours minimum beyond the baccalaureate degree)

Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics (75 semester credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree)

Physics

Master of Science in Physics (30 semester credit hours minimum)

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (75 semester credit hours minimum beyond the baccalaureate degree)

Science and Mathematics Education

Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Master of Arts in Teaching in Mathematics Education (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Master of Science in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (36 semester credit hours minimum)

Master of Science in Geospatial Information Sciences (30 semester credit hours minimum)

Doctor of Philosophy in Geospatial Information Sciences (75 semester credit hours minimum beyond the baccalaureate degree)

Certificates Offered

  • Graduate Certificate in Data Science (12 semester credit hours)
  • Teacher Education Certification
  • 1. Program jointly offered by the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences and School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

    2. Program jointly offered by the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, and School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

    Faculty

    Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Bruce M. Novak

    Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Systems Biology; Professor of Chemistry: A. Dean Sherry

    Distinguished Chair in Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Roderick A. Heelis

    Green Distinguished Chair in Academic Leadership: B. Hobson Wildenthal

    Professors: Larry P. Ammann, Phillip C. Anderson, Zalman I. Balanov, Kenneth J. Balkus Jr., Swati Biswas, Julia Chan, Pankaj K. Choudhary, Mieczyslaw K. Dabkowski, Vladimir Dragovic, Rockford K. Draper, Sam Efromovich, John F. Ferguson, John P. Ferraris, John W. Geissman, Yulia Gel, Robert Glosser, Matthew J. Goeckner, Juan E. González, M. Ali Hooshyar, Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki, Joseph M. Izen, Wieslaw Krawcewicz, Mark Lee, Xinchou Lou, David Lumley, Roger Malina, William I. Manton, Susan E. Minkoff, Inga H. Musselman, L. Felipe Pereira, Dmitry Rachinskiy, Viswanath Ramakrishna, Lawrence J. Reitzer, Stephen Spiro, Mihaela C. Stefan, Robert J. Stern, Janos Turi, Robert M. Wallace, Anvar A. Zakhidov, Chuanwei Zhang, Li Zhang, Michael Qiwei Zhang, Jie Zheng, John Zweck

    Associate Professors: Jung-Mo Ahn, Titu Andreescu, Michael C. Biewer, Thomas H. Brikowski, John G. Burr, Yan Cao, Lunjin Chen, Min Chen, Jeff L. DeJong, Gregg R. Dieckmann, Heng Du, Yuri Gartstein, Jeremiah J. Gassensmith, Warren J. Goux, Tae Hoon Kim, Lindsay J. King, David J. Lary, Anton V. Malko, Steven O. Nielsen, Kelli Palmer, Paul Pantano, Fabiano Rodrigues, John W. Sibert IV, Jason D. Slinker, Ronald A. Smaldone, Mary L. Urquhart, Duane D. Winkler, Zhenyu Xuan

    Assistant Professors: Maxim Arnold, Carlos Arreche, Zachary Campbell, Bhargab Chattopadhyay, Sy Han (Steven) Chiou, Sheena D'Arcy, Nicole De Nisco, Nikki Delk, Sheel Dodani, Qingwen Hu, Michael Kesden, Michael Kolodrubetz, Frank Konietschke, Jiyong Lee, Yifei Lou, Lloyd Lumata, Bing Lv, Oleg Makarenkov, Gabriele Meloni, Jyoti Misra, Faruck Morcos, Tomoki Ohsawa, Kaloyan Penev, Xiaoyan Shi, Sunyoung Shin, Russell Stoneback, Anh Tran, Nathan Williams, Fan Zhang, Hejun Zhu

    Clinical Professors: Natalia Humphreys, Wenyi (Roy) Lu, David Murchison

    Clinical Associate Professor: Mohammad Akbar

    Research Professor: Duck Joo (D. J.) Yang

    Research Assistant Professors: Lan Guo, Li Liu

    Senior Lecturers: Mohammad Ahsan, Iris Alvarado, Kelly Aman, Mehmet Candas, Sergio Cortes, Malgorzata Dabkowska, Rabin Dahal, Anatoly Eydelzon, Manjula Foley, Bentley T. Garrett, Sandhya R. Gavva, William R. Griffin, Vinita Hajeri, Emily Hennessy, Ida Klang, Yuly Koshevnik, David L. Lewis, Changsong Li, Wen-Ju Lin, Paul Mac Alevey, Meenakshi Maitra, Robert C. Marsh, Irina Martynova, Brady McCary, Iti Mehta, Derege Mussa, Jing Pan, Nimanka Panapitiya, Ajaya Paudel, Elizabeth Pickett, Ignacio Pujana, Yanping Qin, Ruben D. Ramirez, Scott A. Rippel, Ilya Sapozhnikov, Subha Sarcar, Amandeep Sra, Uma Srikanth, Paul Stanford, Kuei Sun, Julie Sutton, Claudia Taenzler, Stephanie Taylor, Tristan Whalen, Michelle Wilson, Wen-Ho Yu

    Master Teachers: Katherine (Katie) Donaldson, Floyd Dorsey, Billy Gammons, Pamela (Pam) Kirkland, Amin Lalani, James (Jim) McConnell, Megan (Kate) York

    Professors Emeritus: Carlos L. V. Aiken, Hans Bremer, Lee A. Bulla, Richard A. Caldwell, Austin J. Cunningham, David E. Dunn, Donald M. Gray, Walter Heikkila, John H. Hoffman, George A. McMechan, Richard M. Mitterer, Patrick Odell, Emile A. Pessagno Jr., Dean C. Presnall, Wolfgang A. Rindler, Robert H. Rutford, Myron B. Salamon, Brian A. Tinsley, John W. Van Ness

    UT Dallas Affiliated Faculty: Hervé Abdi, Titu Andreescu, Alain Bensoussan, Leonidas Bleris, Yves J. Chabal, Kyeongjae (KJ) Cho, Sheena D'Arcy, John P. Ferraris, Lev D. Gelb, Matthew J. Goeckner, Heather Hayenga, Julia W. P. Hsu, Wenchuang (Walter) Hu, Stefano Leonardi, Stephen D. Levene, Faruck Morcos, Lawrence J. Overzet, Jonathan E. Ploski, Manuel Quevedo-Lopez, A. Dean Sherry, Lucien (Tres) Thompson, Mary L. Urquhart, Walter E. Voit, Amy V. Walker, Zhenyu Xuan, Duck Joo (D. J.) Yang, Hyuntae Yoo, Anvar A. Zakhidov, Michael Qiwei Zhang

    Associate Professor of Instruction: My Linh Nguyen

    Assistant Professors of Instruction: Caitlin Braitsch, Ida Klang, Mortaza Pirouz, Eva Sadat, Zhuoru Wu

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