Doctorate Degrees in Environmental Sciences

Compare 19 PhD Programs in Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

A Doctor of Philosophy is a doctorate or a doctoral degree that is the highest academic degree achievable. The holder of the degree is considered qualified to teach at university level in their field of study.

What is a PhD in Environmental Sciences? A PhD in Environmental Sciences encompasses multiple disciplines, such as ecology, biodiversity, environmental assessment, conservation, paleoecology, geology, and environmental policy. Research methods and numerical skills courses are usually part of this program so that students are familiar with statistical analysis and modeling so that they are able to conduct research. Coursework varies by institution, but may also include geography, earth science, economics, political science, and marine biology. Other possible areas of study include natural resources, quantitative analysis, social science, and water resources.

Graduates with a PhD in Environmental Sciences receive a broad interdisciplinary education and become skilled in communicating and problem solving, two major components needed to succeed in policy making and management. Candidates also gain competence in research techniques ranging from experimental and sampling design to hypothesis testing and estimation.

The cost of a PhD varies, depending on the country of study, the institution’s policies, and the program length. Contact the admissions office of the university to learn more about the degree program and its expenses.

Career prospects in environmental sciences exist in academia, where candidates can teach and conduct research. Other career possibilities are available in government and industry, such as in environmental consulting firms and major oil companies. Government positions in various agencies, such as the U.S. Geological Survey, the Environmental Protection Agency, and national laboratories, are other options. Management careers are another option, if the student’s coursework contained technology and management classes.

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PhD in Environmental Studies

Charles University Faculty of Humanities
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The Environmental Studies doctoral study program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic of their interdisciplinary nature. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Sciences. Currently, there is a consensus that a comprehensive understanding of the planet’s natural system does not suffice. It is necessary to understand the complex interactions between the socio-economic system and the vital planetary systems providing societies with ecosystems and natural services. The Environmental Studies doctoral study program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic of their interdisciplinary nature. The goal of the Environmental Studies doctoral program is the advancement of knowledge which should contribute to the creation of a theoretical base for the strategy of making economic, social and cultural development sustainable, especially from an environmental perspective. The following scientific directions have been defined for the study program: - Socio-economic metabolism. - Natural services. - Relationships between health and environment. - Application of sociological and economic approaches aimed at addressing environmental issues and sustainable development. - Research topics applying environmental economics. - Socially urgent issues of public policy of sustainable development. - Legal aspects of relationships towards the environment. - Environmentally inspired topics from the perspective of philosophy, anthropology and history. - Indicators of the relationship between the environment and human activities. - Education for sustainable development. Students can come up with their own ideas for topics for doctoral training or may use topics provided by supervisors. The objective of the doctoral program Environmental Studies is to provide, in the above mentioned domains, the concept of sustainable development with support in the form of scientifically conducted research. An important aspect of the program is... [-]

DTech in Environmental Health

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

To provide students with the competency to apply high level problem solving skills, and the application of critical and reflective thinking at the most advanced academic level, culminating in the production of a thesis in the field of Environmental Health. [+]

To provide students with the competency to apply high level problem solving skills, and the application of critical and reflective thinking at the most advanced academic level, culminating in the production of a thesis in the field of Environmental Health. Admission requirements MTech Environmental Health Contact details Name: Martha Chadyiwa Tel: 011 559 6239/ Email: mchadyiwa@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Environmental Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Environmental Management is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Sciences. The purpose of the PhD in Environmental Management is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. A PhD in Environmental Management is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Environmental Management demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. For admission to the PhD in Environmental Management a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management is required, although as a result of the interfaculty nature of Environmental Management, another relevant and equivalent Master’s qualification will also be considered. General rules of admission, as set out by the Faculty of Science and the University, apply. [-]

PhD in Energy Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Energy Studies is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of energy studies. [+]

The purpose of the PhD in Energy Studies is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of energy studies. A PhD in Energy Studies is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Energy Studies demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. Admission to the Doctorate in Energy Studies preferably requires a Master’s in Energy Studies, although a student with a Master’s Degree in a related subject, and with appropriate experience in the energy industry, may be considered for admission. General rules of admission, as set out by the Faculty of Science and the University, apply. A thesis on a suitable subject, chosen after consultation with the Programme Co-ordinator for Energy Studies, is required for the Doctor’s Degree. The Degree conferred will be the PhD (Energy Studies). [-]

PhD in Ecology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 2 more

We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Sciences. Ph.D. in Ecology The Ph.D. programme in Ecology at USN is focused on correlations between diffrent environmental impacts. What does that mean? Researching correlations between different environmental impacts means that we look further into the relationship between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, both on individual species and ecosystem levels. We do research on evolutionary processes in relation to the genetic structure and selection and human issues related to environmental impacts. Environmental research in general, and especially national and international issues related to biodiversity and sustainable use of resources, is facing increasing challenges. The need for this research is growing all over the world and environmental research has relevance for many other disciplines. The doctoral programme in ecology focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation to meet these challenges. Within the doctoral programme in ecology, we have highly qualified and motivated academic staff with broad national and international network. This provides you with a great number of choices when selecting topics for research. [-]

PhD in Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

The interdisciplinary Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Doctoral program will prepare you to be part of a growing industry of leaders, scientists, and engineers addressing issues of climate change, water scarcity, natural resource demand, and environmental sustainability in the Southwest, United States, and the global community. [+]

The interdisciplinary Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Doctoral program will prepare you to be part of a growing industry of leaders, scientists, and engineers addressing issues of climate change, water scarcity, natural resource demand, and environmental sustainability in the Southwest, United States, and the global community. You have a choice of three emphases: Earth and Planetary Systems Climate and Environmental Change Engineering Sustainable Systems Admissions Admissions requirements for this graduate program: Preference is given to students with a graduate degree from an accredited college or university of recognized standing in geology, earth sciences, environmental sciences, environmental policy & sustainability, engineering, ecology, forestry, planetary sciences or a closely related field. Minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is a 4.0 = A) GRE General Test Emphases Our program will reach across the applied and basic sciences and environmental policy and engineering solutions by focusing on three emphases, outlined below. Earth and Planetary Systems This emphasis will prepare you to pursue research and educational opportunities that: 1) Advance knowledge in the critical areas for society of energy, natural resources and water, and natural hazards, 2) continue the cutting edge research currently being done on the Earth and Planets, and 3) apply this knowledge in areas that bridge between the geosciences and physics, chemistry, engineering, and biology. The focus area in Earth and Planetary Systems will train and educate future leaders in areas of industry with growing demands (e.g., natural resources and energy), and in government agencies that require PhD-level researchers to inform... [-]

Environmental Science Ph.D.

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The doctorate in environmental sciences aims at the development and integration of knowledge in several multidisciplinary fields grouped under the overall theme of the analysis of the dynamics of environmental relations. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Sciences. The doctorate in environmental sciences aims at the development and integration of knowledge in several multidisciplinary fields grouped under the overall theme of the analysis of the dynamics of environmental relations. environmental biotechnology Cycle and water quality basic and applied ecology Atmospheric sciences and ocean Geomorphology and land use Environmental Toxicology Program Structure The Environmental Science PhD is offered in conjunction with UQAC, UQAM and UQTR. The program includes the writing of a dissertation of 60 credits to deepen a subject in an area of ​​specialization in environmental sciences. Program Structure The Environmental Science PhD is offered in conjunction with UQAC, UQAM and UQTR. The program includes the writing of a dissertation of 60 credits to deepen a subject in an area of ​​specialization in environmental sciences. Research topics Geomorphology and geography of coastal areas Quantification and modeling of coastal hazards (coastal erosion processes, flooding, landslides) Reconstruction and projection of rising sea levels and analysis of its effects on coastal areas Program of measurements and modeling of coastal ice cover, water levels and waves and analysis of their effects on the evolution of coastlines the vulnerability study of communities and coastal infrastructure to hazards in a changing climate Analysis of adaptation options for coastal communities to coastal risks Development of tools to increase the resilience of coastal communities in a context of integrated coastal zone management environmental monitoring networks in Québec maritime coasts Geomorphology and dynamics of slopes Study of slope processes: rockfall, landslide, debris flow,... [-]

International PhD Program for Environmental Science and Technology

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

To face the new challenges in the pollution of air, soil and water brought on by environmental change and global warming, our program is designed to equip students with superb abilities in problem analysis and solving of regional and global issues; independent innovative thinking, planning and project execution; decision-making, interdisciplinary coordination, and international communication. [+]

To face the new challenges in the pollution of air, soil and water brought on by environmental change and global warming, our program is designed to equip students with superb abilities in problem analysis and solving of regional and global issues; independent innovative thinking, planning and project execution; decision-making, interdisciplinary coordination, and international communication. The UST - International Doctoral Program in Environmental Science and Technology (UST-EST) will provide the most advanced graduate study program in interdisciplinary environmental research from the global scale to molecular level. All courses will be taught in English by a team of outstanding scholars with the further distinction of providing an unmatched Chinese-speaking surrounding and learning facilities. To ensure the highly cross-discipline nature of environmental study, all first-year students will take entry-level courses related to the four major topics, i.e., health science, physical chemistry, engineering and remote sensing techniques, before moving to specialized research work. The UST-EST program provides also the unique opportunity of joining collaborative projects in different UST campuses, either in national or international arenas. Counting together, UST has established bilateral scientific partnerships with academic institutions in the US, Germany, France, UK, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Canada, South Korea, Dominica Republic, and Iceland, just to name a few. For multilateral collaborations, Taiwan is a key player to the Seven South East Asian Studies (7-SEAS) Project and the main driver for the COSMIC Meteorology Satellites Mission. The UST-EST Doctoral Program is therefore well prepared to train the next-generation leaders in the study,... [-]

PhD in Environmental Science

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The key aim of the study is a detailed analysis of current state of the environment, identification of principal pollutants, their dynamics, transport processes, and transformation among the various environmental compartments. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Sciences. The programme reflects a general public demand to understand and analyze mechanisms of adverse changes to the environment and find ways to mitigate them. The key aim of the study is a detailed analysis of current state of the environment, identification of principal pollutants, their dynamics, transport processes, and transformation among the various environmental compartments. An important aspect of the study is identification of biotic and abiotic processes, phenomena, species, and/or their groups (and their combinations) which may through the mediation of their state, behaviour or a certain mechanism assist in early recognition of an unwilling disruption of a given environmental system (air, water, soil, biota ...). During the study period the graduate will acquire the necessary attitudes towards a creative independent and/or team work based on a general scientific method. The applicant is ready to creatively and at a high level of expertise solve complex and complicated problems of the basic and applied science. He/she will acquire a deep experience in lab and/or field work and will be ready to plan scientific projects. He/she will have to use appropriate statistical/graphical techniques and publish the results obtained in renowned scientific journals. The study program is intended to prepare an individual to a carrier of a scientist acting in the field of applied or basic science or a highly skilled environmental management expert meeting the demanding needs of the private, non-profit or governmental sector. The main focus of the PhD programme is a PhD dissertation. To meet... [-]

PhD in Ecology

Charles University Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The Ph.D. programme in Ecology is aimed at students with a background in biological or related fields such as the agricultural and environmental sciences. The study is based on current methods and processes used in actual grant projects, and focuses on the most recent issues in ecology. [+]

Ecology is dealing with interactions of groups of organisms related to their abiotic environment. The study is general, i. e. including all groups of taxonomic units. Projects with predominantly biotic interactions have priority over the study of abiotic environment: populations and community ecology, study of ecosystems. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology. During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points. Conditions for admission Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017. Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30... [-]

PhD in Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

One of the most significant recent developments is the engagement of our spiritual traditions in this transformation of consciousness and society. When the moral force of the world's religions combines with the depth understanding of ecology, humanity will find itself in the very center of that profoundly mysterious process by which the Earth Community is revitalizing itself. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Sciences. A one-time $5000 scholarship is available to newly admitted students in the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion Program for Fall 2015. We live in the midst of one of the greatest transitions in Earth's history. Humanity, having become a planetary force, is now shaping both its own future and the long-term future of millions of species of life. This decisive process occupies the most creative personalities of our time. One of the most significant recent developments is the engagement of our spiritual traditions in this transformation of consciousness and society. When the moral force of the world's religions combines with the depth understanding of ecology, humanity will find itself in the very center of that profoundly mysterious process by which the Earth Community is revitalizing itself. OUR MISSION Numerous interlocking ecological crises, including mass extinction of species, climate change, desertification, and poverty, mark the 21st century as a time of unprecedented change and challenge. This ecological devastation calls forth scientific, economic, and policy responses. Yet such standard responses often appear inadequate to the scope of the crisis. Many leading thinkers have come to understand that the ecological crisis represents a crisis of human consciousness, and requires fundamental revisioning of cultural values. The pace of global change calls for an understanding of the process by which humanity came to this crossroads in planetary history. It also calls for more enlightened ways of thinking and being in the world. The world's religious and spiritual traditions offer deep insight into... [-]

Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Built Environment

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Portugal Guimarães

The main objective of the Doctoral Program in Sustainable Built Environment is to create an integrated approach to this subject, covering phases of: design, construction materials and technologies, service life evaluation and durability, rehabilitation, building comfort and use of energy, construction economics and management, sustainable urban development and regeneration.Doctoral Program in Sustainable Built Environment [+]

Doctoral Program in Sustainable Built Environment The built environment has evolved to frame and facilitate nearly all human activities. Simultaneously, its constant expansion has become more and more harmful to the natural environment. The construction sector accounts for an estimated 40% of earth resources consumption and, therefore, has a crucial role to play in achieving sustainability. Urban development has special importance within the broader context of sustainability as well, while current trends predict that the number of urban dwellers will keep rising, reaching almost 5 billion by 2030 out of a world total of 8.1 billion. The main objective of the doctoral programme is to create an integrated approach to this subject, covering phases of: design, construction materials and technologies, service life evaluation and durability, rehabilitation, building comfort and use of energy, construction economics and management, sustainable urban development and regeneration. iDiSBE aims at providing a high level specialized advanced education in order to develop in the doctoral candidates the ability to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of sustainable built environment, through creative and autonomous investigation. Access to higher education The conclusion of this Doctoral degree allows the realization of research activity at post-doctoral level. Access forms Access to this cycle of studies requires an application to the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Formal requirements The minimum requirements for applying to International Doctorate in Sustainable Built Environment are as follows: A Master Degree with a minimum grade of B- in the ECTS grading... [-]

PhD In Environment

San Jorge University / Fundacion Universidad San Jorge
Campus September 2017 Spain Zaragoza

The doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies needed to successfully perform a solid research-oriented innovative strategies and new corrective and preventive generated impacts of environmental technologies Geston research activity. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Sciences. The doctorate aims to develop the skills and competencies needed to successfully perform a solid research-oriented innovative strategies and new corrective and preventive generated impacts of environmental technologies Geston research activity. These studies consist of a training period consisting of a master's degree or 60 credits included in one or more univesitarios master's degrees, according to the University training proposal. Once passed the appropriations related to their training in their personal itinerary established by the doctoral committee may initiate the research period and the preparation of the doctoral thesis. This PhD aims to train leading researchers in the field of environmental sustainability and is based on an official doctoral program in environment according to RD 99/2011 allows a holistic research from all aspects of the environment. Associates: Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC): Pyrenean Institute of Ecology (IPE) Institute of Coal Chemistry (ICB) Aula Dei Experimental Station (EEAD) Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory and Combustion Technology (LIFTEC) Catholic University of Portugal Carlos III Health Institute Université de Lorraine, Jean Lamour Institute Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering. University of Lleida ICRA Catalan Institute for Water Research Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (UPPA). Center for Research and Food Technology of Aragon (CITA) UNESCO Chair in the School of International Trade (ESCI-UPF) Lines of investigation The Doctoral Program offers doctoral research lines developed by the Institute of Environment at the University of San Jorge and collaborating entities, which are grouped in two main lines: Global change... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Built Environment (By Research)

Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years January 2018 Malaysia Kajang + 1 more

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Built Environment programme aims to provide opportunity to professionals and graduates to pursue higher knowledge through analysis, synthesis and research in the challenging Built Environment sector. This programme is recommended for those who expect to engage in a professional career in research, teaching or technical work of an advanced nature. [+]

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Built Environment programme aims to provide opportunity to professionals and graduates to pursue higher knowledge through analysis, synthesis and research in the challenging Built Environment sector. This programme is recommended for those who expect to engage in a professional career in research, teaching or technical work of an advanced nature. Key Features To provide students with flexibility of research and develop students’ intellectual ability in specialised areas of Built Environment. To equip students with advanced knowledge, tools and techniques that will support their research capability and career development. To expose students to the research frontier in various fields of specialisation in Built Environment. Admission Requirements A Master's Degree accepted by the Senate of IUKL; OR Other qualifications equivalent to a Master's Degree that are accepted by the Senate of IUKL For local applicants, an English language proficiency level considered sufficient to satisfactorily complete the course International applicants who originate from a country where English is the native language; OR are required to have a minimum score of TOEFL 550 OR IELTS 6.0.; OR have attained a degree from a university where the medium of instruction is in English. Research Areas Architecture Geomatic Engineering Quantity Surveying Landscape Architecture Facilities Management Real Estate OR any other relevant field in built environment. Fee Structure MALAYSIAN STUDENTS Tuition Fees RM45,630.00 Deposit (Refundable) RM300.00 Insurance RM70.00/year Total Fees (Approximate) RM46,100.00 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Tuition Fees RM45,900.00 Caution Fee (Refundable) RM1,500.00 International Student Administrative Fee RM4,200.00 Medical Insurance RM500.00/year Visa Processing... [-]

Environmental Management

South East European University
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Macedonia Tetovo

The study program aims to: Contribute to environmental trends developed in our society; Foster public opinion for solving environmental problems; Scientific Research... [+]

PhDs in Environmental Sciences. The study program aims to: Contribute to environmental trends developed in our society; Foster public opinion for solving environmental problems; Scientific Research; Career With the completion of PhD studies students acquire 180 ECTS. Their knowledge and skills can be effectively applied in the field of Environmental Management for research purposes. Also, may find employment in Institutions for environmental protection where they can apply their acquired knowledge into practice. Learning outcomes Knowledge and understanding Shows a systematic understanding of the research field and excellent knowledge of research methods and skills within that field according to the highest international standards; Advanced knowledge of the effects of natural processes that take place in the environment; Advanced environmental topics such as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, air pollution; Advanced knowledge on the importance of effective actions to protect and improve the environment. Applying knowledge and understanding Demonstrates ability to interpret, design, apply and adapt essential research subject with scientific integrity; Gives a contribution through original research that transcend the existing boundaries of knowledge, developing new knowledge, in the level of national and international reviewed publications; Knowledge of the environmental, economic and educational processes; Follow-up of scientific world trends. Making judgement Ability for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, competency assessment; Ability to independently initiate and participate in national and international research networks and events with research integrity; Ability to independently initiate research and development projects that will generate new knowledge and skills for the research field... [-]