One of the nation's first doctoral programs in applied earth sciences, merging geoscience, geoinformatics and human health, has been established in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
The unique interdisciplinary doctoral program is designed to prepare individuals for teaching, research, industrial and policy careers that apply environmental aspects of earth sciences, biology and chemistry for the benefit of the individuals who live and work in that environment.
Doctoral candidates in applied earth sciences will explore the complex interactions between earth's surface and the plants, animals and human beings who occupy it. Study concentrations include water resources research and environmental health sciences. These areas of concentration are supported by the Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Center for Urban Health, both Signature Centers on the IUPUI campus and both directed by faculty in earth sciences.