Interfaces of Global Change

Interdisciplinary Graduate Education at Virginia Tech

The Interfaces of Global Change (IGC) program is an exciting new interdisciplinary graduate education program designed to address the multidimensional aspects of global change.  Funded by the Virginia Tech Graduate School, this program is one of several Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs (IGEPs) on campus that address a major fundamental problem or complex societal issue requiring an interdisciplinary team of scholars.

Intellectual Focus of the Program

Research and study for PhD students in the IGC IGEP will be centered around two critical interfaces:

Interface 1: Interactions among the 5 global threats (habitat loss, introduction of non-native species, pollution, disease, and climate change)

Interface 2: Science, society, and policy

Learn more

To learn more about coursework requirements, financial support, and how to apply to this program, please visit the Interfaces of Global Change website.

Contact Information
Please contact Bill Hopkins, PhD (, Director of the IGC IGEP program, Stephen Schoenholtz, or any other IGC core faculty member. 

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