Graduate programs

The School of Complex Adaptive Systems has developed several unique programs in complex adaptive system science and biomimicry, designed to meet diverse professional and educational goals. These programs will help you learn key concepts and advanced methods so that you can apply complex adaptive systems and biomimicry approaches to the field of your choice. While complex adaptive systems science and biomimicry are comparatively new knowledge domains, there is a rapidly growing demand for practitioners. We have designed our programs with the goal of graduating the next generation, world-class specialists in these fields.

SCAS graduate programs are available at the Tempe Campus and ASU Online.

PhD concentration CASS

ASU doctoral students can choose to pursue the Complex Adaptive Systems Science (CASS) concentration, which is designed to train the next generation of scientists in advanced concepts and methods needed for approaching diverse phenomena in the social and life sciences.

Master of Science in biomimicry

The Master of Science (MS) in biomimicry is designed for working professionals primarily in the fields of biology, design, business and engineering, who want to make the practice of biomimicry central to their careers.

Master of Science in complex systems science

available Spring 2022
The interdisciplinary Master of Science in complex systems science program will assist students in developing skills in theoretical foundations, modeling, problem solving, critical thinking and the importance of direct experience through research or related activities in the context of complex systems science.