ILS is the interdisciplinary gateway program for 14 Ph.D. Life Science Programs. ILS oversees recruiting and the Fall semester curricular that is focused on highly immersive rotation experiences and strong training in professional development.

The University of Georgia Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (ILS) Program offers graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree opportunities to explore different areas of life sciences research before selecting a home department and research focus. A hallmark of this competitive UGA graduate program is its emphasis on interdisciplinary research by faculty and students.

ILS allows students to explore the breadth and depth of research in the life sciences without concern for departmental barriers. During their first year ILS graduate students engage in a core curriculum with opportunities to rotate through the labs of three faculty in any of our affiliated departments. By the end of the fall semester, ILS students are expected to select a sponsoring faculty advisor/lab. ILS graduate students are then admitted to the graduate program of the primary home department of the faculty advisor and will be required to meet all the doctoral degree requirements in that department. The ILS is not a degree granting program, rather it is designed to broaden research opportunities for students who wish to explore the breadth and depth of research in the life sciences.

Degree Awarded: PhD

Degree Code: PHD_ILSC

School/College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Old College
Athens, GA 30602-1732

706-583-0854

Academic Department: Integrated Life Sciences

Old College
Athens, GA 30602-1732

Graduate Coordinator: Eric Lafontaine

706-583-0854

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