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54 PhD Programs in Environmental Studies

A PhD is one of the highest degrees attainable. It generally requires at least three years of study and the completion of an independent research project that makes an original and significant contribution. A student may enter a doctoral program directly after completing a BS, BA or MA. What is a PhD in Environmental Studies? This is a doctoral program that allows students to pursue original resea… Read more

A PhD is one of the highest degrees attainable. It generally requires at least three years of study and the completion of an independent research project that makes an original and significant contribution. A student may enter a doctoral program directly after completing a BS, BA or MA.

What is a PhD in Environmental Studies? This is a doctoral program that allows students to pursue original research in any area related to how humans interact with their environment. Areas of specialization include ecology, which looks at how humans impact the natural environment and non-human life, and environmental engineering, which considers the best way to develop and utilize natural resources with minimal impact. Students can focus on environmental chemistry, environmental management or environmental health. The degree is multidisciplinary in nature, and coursework is likewise variable depending on specialization.

The multidisciplinary research necessary for a PhD in Environmental Studies helps develop complex problem-solving skills, which are useful in life and work. Students may learn practical lab and field skills like DNA sequence analysis or wildlife population management, which can lead to higher-paying jobs.

The cost of doing a PhD depends on the program. Universities have different tuition rates and time requirements. Some programs may provide funding to doctoral students to help with costs.

A doctorate in environmental studies can lead to a number of rewarding careers. Environmental consultants assess how building projects will effect the natural environment. Environmental scientists do research for non-profits, governments and businesses. Degree holders may become teachers or public relations specialists, because they have the skills to understand complex scientific information and communicate it to the public. Some PhD students go on to positions in environmental law or work as policy analysts.

Many universities have doctoral programs in environmental studies. If there are no programs offered locally, a student may travel to a new city or country to study. Another option is to pursue a degree online. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Interdisciplinary scholars wishing to engage in a rigorous study of ecology and religion study with faculty renowned for their cutting edge approaches. Students will investiga ... +

Interdisciplinary scholars wishing to engage in a rigorous study of ecology and religion study with faculty renowned for their cutting edge approaches. Students will investigate the role of worldviews, philosophies, and religions in understanding and responding to global challenges. Doctoral students in our program develop advanced research, writing, and inquiry skills to prepare them for roles in higher education and public sector leadership. -
PhD
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The context of the program's training is international in scope, promoting collaborations between Europe and Latin America, contributing to the construction of the Ibero-Ameri ... +

The context of the program's training is international in scope, promoting collaborations between Europe and Latin America, contributing to the construction of the Ibero-American Education Space. The program will also promote training in research management, with special emphasis on applied research projects and development cooperation. Description: The International Doctoral Program in «Agriculture and Environment» provides students with advanced methodological tools for both basic and applied research. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish, Gallegan
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu, USA

The Doctorate of Environmental Science (BS) program helps students develop practical skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate environmental problems and issues, an ... +

The Doctorate of Environmental Science (BS) program helps students develop practical skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate environmental problems and issues, and provide applied solutions. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 

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UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Our Ph.D. program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) equips students with skills and training in the basic and applied sciences with the objectives of improving socie ... +

Our Ph.D. program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) equips students with skills and training in the basic and applied sciences with the objectives of improving society’s understanding of environmental problems and helping manage, mitigate, and avoid those problems. The program in environmental science is a rigorous, interdisciplinary course of study. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
31 Dec 2021
Campus
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London, United Kingdom +1 More

Nowadays, human impact is one of the main variables of environmental change both locally and globally. Managing this impact is critically important to human, social and econom ... +

Nowadays, human impact is one of the main variables of environmental change both locally and globally. Managing this impact is critically important to human, social and economic well-being now and in the future. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
Universidad Ana G. Méndez – Recinto de Gurabo
Gurabo, Puerto Rico

This program may have an emphasis on research with a focus on Chemistry or Biology. It consists of a total of 56 credits, of which 17 are core courses on basic aspects of envi ... +

This program may have an emphasis on research with a focus on Chemistry or Biology. It consists of a total of 56 credits, of which 17 are core courses on basic aspects of environmental issues such as water, air, soil, legislation, and experimental design; 18 specialization credits, and 21 credits are destined for research. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
5 years
Spanish
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Environmental Protection at the University of Ljubljana links together experts from various faculties and departments with the comm ... +

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Environmental Protection at the University of Ljubljana links together experts from various faculties and departments with the common interest of protecting the environment. As to the content, the programme has been harmonised with similar programmes of other universities in particular in the EU and in the USA. Numerous elective courses offer a wide selection of knowledge in the area of environmental protection. -
PhD
4 years
Slovenian, English
01 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, USA

The interdisciplinary Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Doctoral program will prepare you to be part of a growing industry of leaders, scientists, and engineers ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
North Dakota State University - Graduate School
Fargo, USA

The interdisciplinary Environmental and Conservation Sciences program at North Dakota State University offers three tracks: Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, and En ... +

The interdisciplinary Environmental and Conservation Sciences program at North Dakota State University offers three tracks: Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, and Environmental Social Sciences. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
The Cyprus Institute
Nicosia, Cyprus

The program promotes research excellence and educates students on the scientific frontiers and advanced methodologies at the vanguard of interconnected issues related to Clima ... +

The program promotes research excellence and educates students on the scientific frontiers and advanced methodologies at the vanguard of interconnected issues related to Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, Energy, Hydrology, Sustainable Built Environment, and Sustainable Policy. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Feb 2022
01 Dec 2021
Campus
 
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, USA

The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences. The M.S. degree is thesis-based. Faculty interests and programs center on the Earth sciences, ... +

The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences. The M.S. degree is thesis-based. Faculty interests and programs center on the Earth sciences, environmental science, and ecology. Research opportunities include both laboratory and field-oriented studies. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City, United Arab Emirates

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure, and Society has an inherently strong research culture with research students making a highly valued contribution to School’s ... +

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure, and Society has an inherently strong research culture with research students making a highly valued contribution to School’s overall research profile. The School is divided into three research institutes; Institute for Infrastructure and Environment; Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design; Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Texas Arlington
Arlington, USA

The degree provides students with the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to conduct independent research in environmental and earth sciences. Students conduct dissertation ... +

The degree provides students with the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to conduct independent research in environmental and earth sciences. Students conduct dissertation research under the supervision of a faculty member in one of the participating departments (Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, or Urban and Public Affairs). The program prepares students for academia and employment in the energy and environmental science sectors. -
PhD
Full-time
30 hours
English
Dec 2021
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague, Czech Republic

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 ... +

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 the abiotic environment: populations and community ecology, the study of ecosystems. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Aquatic Health is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Aquatic Health is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialization. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus