Welcome to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).  The Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA) is a graduate degree program developed to serve the needs of students focusing on clinical, multi-disciplinary research and those doing clinically-relevant basic research in areas that may not be provided by other graduate or professional degree programs.  We currently serve around 100 active students pursing Master’s and PhD degrees.  Our student scholars have diverse backgrounds and research interest.