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PhD Applied Intercultural Arts Research

The interdisciplinary program in Applied Intercultural Arts Research (AIAR) program at University of Arizona is managed by the Graduate College and offers a Master of Arts and a PhD in partnership with six other academic colleges: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Science, Social and Behavioral Science, and Public Health.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

Students in the Applied Intercultural Arts Research PhD program at University of Arizona are required to develop a strong secondary area of expertise in a discipline relating to their research agenda.

For example, a student interested in questions of music cognition, such studying whether different kinds of music may help stroke patients regain speech abilities, would take courses in neuroscience, psychology, and/or cognitive sciences.

A core component of the curriculum for this degree is coursework in ethnomusicology.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs

The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs.

GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona’s enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.

Program Structure

  • The aim of the program is to prepare graduates for the application of knowledge of music, arts and culture to contemporary problem-solving to enhance the health and well-being of individuals, societies, and environments in an interconnected world.

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