Welcome and Overview

NACS is an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary research PhD program that trains students to become scientists by doing independent research under the guidance of a mentor. NACS is a program within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.


UMD Campus, Aerial View

Contact Information and Directions

The NACS offices are located in the Cole Student Activities Building.  We are in the one-level section of the building that is adjacent to the Union Lane Parking Garage. 


NACS Connections

More than 130 faculty participate in the NACS program. Research activities are carried out in laboratories housed in 21 different departments and units across the university’s campus as well as at first-class neighboring research institutions.