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The University of Arizona — Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs
Degrees Awarded:
Arid Lands Resource Sciences (PhD), Second Language Acquisition & Teaching (PhD)
Admissions Deadlines:
February 1 (Fall) - Arid Lands Resource Sciences
December 15 (Fall) - Second Language Acquisition & Teaching
Program Start:
August, January for some departments.
Program Founded:
April, 2001


Up to $20,000 in tuition support, need-based scholarships, work study options, AmeriCorps opportunities, and paid internships at government and nonprofit organizations in southern Arizona and Mexico border area. Fellows participate in professional development and community service activities.


Arid Lands Resource Sciences examines the economic, ecological and social factors which determine the long-term sustainable use of arid and semi-arid lands. Students are trained in two or more of the physical, biological, resource, agricultural and social sciences.

The Second Language Acquisition & Teaching Program offers study leading to a Ph.D. degree. The cooperating departments include Anthropology; Classics; Cognitive Science; Disability & Psychoeducational Studies; East Asian Studies; Educational Psychology; English; French & Italian; German Studies; Linguistics; Mexican American Studies; Near Eastern Studies; Psychology; Russian & Slavic Studies; Spanish & Portuguese; Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences; and Teaching, Learning, & Sociocultural Studies. Students may choose from specializations in (a) second language analysis, (b) second language use, (c) second language processing and learning, or (d) second language pedagogical theory and program administration. Most students entering this Program will hold an M.A. or its equivalent. Access the UA PCF and departmental websites and faculty research profiles for program details, research interests, and online application information.


Apply online to the academic program, as well as to the Fellows program. Applicants must be admitted by The University of Arizona Graduate College and selected for admission to the Fellows program. Fellows carry out a 450 hour internship each year, and participate in community service projects and professional development opportunities. Renewal of funding depends on academic progress and meeting service obligations.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Georgia Ehlers

Graduate College
P.O. Box 210066
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066
(520) 621-9103
(520) 621-4101

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