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Graduate Education

UW Research Areas and Topics

The University of Wyoming is one of the nation's research universities with a growing portfolio of research and scholarly activity in a variety of disciplines. Through steady increases in research infrastructure constituting nationally recognized research facilities and in highly productive faculty members, UW has a strong presence in academic research.

Science-Technology Interfaces

The University of Wyoming has developed robust programs in departments relating to computational science and engineering, as well as Earth and energy science and technology. Students studying these topics will focus on using technology to advance the study of science and mathematics.


Environment and Natural Resources

The University of Wyoming's reputation in environment and natural resources is firmly established and continually expanding. The UW is situated in an ideal landscape for environmental research. Research in this area focuses on interactions between humans and the environment, such as water use, renewable energy, sustainable development and sustainable business practices.


Arts and Language

The University of Wyoming's reputation in environment and natural resources is firmly established and continually expanding. The UW is situated in an ideal landscape for environmental research. Research in this area focuses on interactions between humans and the environment, such as water use, renewable energy, sustainable development and sustainable business practices.


History and Culture

Historical and cultural research is highly valued at the University of Wyoming. UW's unique geographic setting adds a layer of intrigue to history and cultural studies here. Students studying in these fields develop skills to examine research topics with a local or regional lens, while simultaneously making connections with a global context.


Life Sciences

The tremendous strength of the Life Science graduate programs at the University of Wyoming is derived from their truly interdisciplinary approach to research. UW's location in Wyoming's largely pristine landscape creates an ideal setting for life sciences study.


Professional Degrees

The University of Wyoming strengthens communities by training students in professions critical to the state and region. Arguably most critical for Wyoming is professional training in health care, education, business, and law.


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