IGEP program overview

The Graduate School is supporting Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs (IGEPs) to promote and sustain interdisciplinary graduate education and research at Virginia Tech.  Each IGEP addresses a major fundamental problem or complex societal issue requiring an interdisciplinary team of scholars.

Original IGEP RFP and Reports:
IGEP Call for Proposals 2011-2012
2016 Third Year IGEP Review Report Public
2015 Third Year IGEP Review Report Public
2014 Third Year IGEP Review Public Report

Existing Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs that joined IGEP:

  • Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology (GBCB)
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering (MACR)

Fall 2011 IGEP Cohort:

  • MultiSTEPS (MSTP)
  • Sustainable Nanotechnology (SuN)
  • Translational Plant Science (TPS)
  • WaterINTERface (WATER)

Fall 2012 IGEP Cohort:

  • Computational Tissue Engineering (CTE)
  • Regenerative Medicine (RM)
  • Remote Sensing (RSS)
  • Translational Obesity Research (TOR)

Fall 2013 IGEP Cohort:

  • Bio-Inspired Buildings (BioBuild)
  • Disaster Resilience¬†(DR)
  • Human Centered Design (HCD)
  • Interfaces of Global Change (IGC)