Doctorate Degrees in Environmental Studies

Compare 27 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 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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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 Studies. 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... [-]

PhD in Environmental Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The PhD program aims to develop and strengthen students’ skills in identifying key issues related to environmental engineering, in formulating original research plans and methodologies, and in implementing those plans and methodologies to produce results that are useful for reducing environmental pollution and advancing environmental conservation and sustainable development. [+]

There is a growing concern for environmental conservation and sustainable development across the globe. To achieve long-term environmental sustainability, it requires innovative solutions to many problems caused by human. These problems include the presence of micropollutants in drinking water, noxious aerosols and fumes in the air, heavy metals and toxic organics in solid wastes that will eventually overwhelm our landfill sites. The scarcity of water resources, the ever-deteriorating air quality in many metropolises, the threat of mounting volumes of waste without suitable disposal sites, and a long list of other critical issues must be resolved through the innovations of scientists and engineers. Environmental problems are essentially interdisciplinary issues. These issues include the physical process of mixing and dilution, chemical and biological processes, mathematical modeling, data acquisition and measurement. The Environmental Engineering (EVNG) Program offered by the School of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is one of the most successful interdisciplinary research programs in this field of study. The faculty members are leading experts committed to innovative research in a broad range of environmental engineering areas. The Environmental Engineering Program offers a comprehensive curriculum that provides a solid foundation on which students may build careers in research. The PhD program aims to develop and strengthen students’ skills in identifying key issues related to environmental engineering, in formulating original research plans and methodologies, and in implementing those plans and methodologies to produce results that are useful for reducing environmental pollution and advancing environmental conservation and sustainable... [-]

PhD in Tropical Knowledge and Management

Nova School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The aim of the TropiKMan Programme is to give PhD students in agrobiotechonology, health sciences and agribusiness and governance for development an entrepreneurial attitude, it also provides an opportunity for inventors, innovators and businesses to showcase their inventive and innovative ideas, projects and processes to potential investors, mentors, government officials and the public. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Studies. TropiKMan links natural and environmental sciences with management. The aim of the TropiKMan Programme is to give PhD students in agrobiotechonology, health sciences and agribusiness and governance for development an entrepreneurial attitude, it also provides an opportunity for inventors, innovators and businesses to showcase their inventive and innovative ideas, projects and processes to potential investors, mentors, government officials and the public. TropiKMan aims at bridging knowledge of several disciplines to tackle scientific problems in tropical regions with management perspective and train students with innovative and entrepreneurial attitudes. It is an opportunity for applicants to realize the potential commercial value of their knowledge, invention or innovation and contribute to the export and employment potential of the tropical regions. Benefits of a Tropical Knowledge and Management Diversify management base Strengthen existing capacity and capability Improve productivity Maximise networking and innovation and Position (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Mozambique, etc) as world leaders in tropical knowledge and innovation Bring multiple benefits across a range of sectors: health, energy, etc Build knowledge, training and skills facilitation – increasing the available skilled workforce What a TropiKMan PhD can expected: Promote the capture and sharing of tropical knowledge across the world, Support increased economic resilience and diversification Improve innovation Drive export of tropical knowledge and products, including natural resource management services, tropical health service delivery for remote areas, agriculture and agribusiness, and governance for development. Drive tropical knowledge relationships across the regions Delivery of tangible benefits from commercialization of products, ideas, knowledge and... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy PhD, Doctor of Business Administration

Lakshveer Overseas Solution
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years January 2018 Malaysia Malaysia Online + 1 more

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, abbreviated Ph.D., is the highest academic degree anyone can earn and is awarded by a university for original research in any discipline. It has become a requirement for a career as a university professor or researcher in most fields. [+]

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, abbreviated Ph.D., is the highest academic degree anyone can earn and is awarded by a university for original research in any discipline. It has become a requirement for a career as a university professor or researcher in most fields. The main thing that distinguishes Ph.D. from other academic study is research. To complete a Ph.D., each candidate must present results from their research to the faculty in a lengthy, formal document called a dissertation (more popularly referred to as a thesis). The student must then submit their dissertation to the faculty and defend their work an oral examination. Most universities will have a separate fee structure for international students.  Areas of study PhD program may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the School of Science, Business, Hospitality, and Law including: Applied sciences Biological sciences Chemistry Food science and technology Medical bioscience Biotechnology Environmental science. Business Hospitality Computers Science Engineering Mathematics etc Entry Requirement:- To apply for the PhD program, you must have completed a degree with honours 1 (first-class) or 2A (upper second class) in a relevant research area. Duration:- PhD can be undertaken over four years of full-time or eight years of part-time study. Intake periods You can apply for the PhD in Malaysia throughout the year, subject to availability of supervision. Studying in Malaysia offers international students more than academic achievement and a globally recognized qualification, the Malaysian education experience will give students a wealth of academic knowledge and... [-]

Doctorate in Environmental Management

Central European University in Skalica (SEVS)
Campus Full time September 2017 Slovakia Skalica

You will gain a broad environmental and managerial overview, as well as a theoretical and methodical base extended through practical experience and knowledge in an interdisciplinary view of solving environmental problems and projects, for the development and implementation of environmental policy and its tools in corporate sphere, in the system of public administration and in the private sector. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Studies. Doctorate in Environmental Management CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME You will gain a broad environmental and managerial overview, as well as a theoretical and methodical base extended through practical experience and knowledge in an interdisciplinary view of solving environmental problems and projects, for the development and implementation of environmental policy and its tools in corporate sphere, in the system of public administration and in the private sector. You will become qualified professionals - environmental managers, project designers, auditors, technical experts for dealing with specific tasks depending on the needs of the social praxis and science, in line with the concept of sustainable development. GRADUATE PROFILE As a graduate of the doctoral study field of environmental management you will become an environmental expert and you will be able to perform functions mainly in these areas: Functions in organisations and institutions realising environmental policy; Functions in public administration; Functions in international organisations; Positions in various levels of management in the private sphere; Functions in organisations ensuring technical infrastructure; Consultation and information services; Functions when developing and applying educational and training programmes in the area of environmental management; Coordination of activities of involved bodies when dealing with problems of the environment on regional and local level; Realisation of graduates and broader cooperation was consulted with: Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic; Ministry of Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic; Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic; Trnava Self-Governing Region; Visegrad Fund; Legal entities in business, mainly... [-]

Doctoral Program In Management And Waste Treatment

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

The purpose of PDGTR is to provide specialized training to develop in students the ability to contribute to the advancement of processes and treatment technologies and waste recovery through creative and independent research. [+]

Doctoral Programme in Management and Waste Treatment The doctoral program in Management and Waste Treatment (PDGTR) consists of a curricular component and the elaboration of a thesis, a total of 180 ECTS, of which 110 are related to the dissertation and the 70 courses. It is a teaching inter-research centers of the School of the University of Minho project (EEUM), involving the Territory Engineering Centers, Environment and Construction (C-TAC) of Mechanical and Materials Technologies (CT2M) Institute polymers and Composites (IPC) and Biological Engineering (CEB). The purpose of PDGTR is to provide specialized training to develop in students the ability to contribute to the advancement of processes and treatment technologies and waste recovery through creative and independent research. The structuring objective is to promote excellence and research in the field of treatment and recovery of waste, with emphasis on the search for new solutions and the corresponding design and modeling, the optimization of existing solutions and the most efficient operation of treatment facilities, as well as the integration of associated technologies, to reduce negative environmental impacts. Access to higher education The conclusion of this doctoral program allows carrying out research activity post-doctoral level [-]

PhD in Ecology

University College of Southeast Norway
Campus Full time Part time January 2018 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 Studies. 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 Environmental and Biomedical Microbiology (TMAB)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Palma de Mallorca

Doctoral studies aim to provide advanced education to students in research techniques, and. They include the development and presentation of a corresponding doctorate thesis that consists of original work in research. [+]

General objectives Doctoral studies aim to provide advanced education to students in research techniques, and. They include the development and presentation of a corresponding doctorate thesis that consists of original work in research. Doctoral studies aim to provide students with advanced training in research techniques. Usual activities in these studies could incorporate courses, seminars, or other activities directed at education in research. This also involves the preparation and presentation of a doctoral thesis, which needs to be an original work of research. Specific objectives of the Doctoral Programmes of the Balearic Islands University are: to train researchers and form research teams to successfully address current societal challenges making use of new sciences, techniques and methodologies; to promote the training of the teaching faculty, and to perfect professional, scientific, technical and artistic development of postgraduates. Lines of research Taxonomy and environmental microbiology Bacterial physiology Biology of infections New student profile and admission criteria The recommended entry profile is that of graduates or graduates who are in any of the situations referred to in Article 6 and the second additional provision of Royal Decree 99/2011 of January 28 which have skills and knowledge in one of the main research lines involved in the PhD program. To access in a UIB doctorate you must have completed a total of 300 credits ECTS (60 of which must be on an official university master's degree course). Also can access to the doctorate, without holding an official university masters's degree, the candidates that have obtained the... [-]

PhD in Environmental Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 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 Studies. 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 Hydrological and Oceanic Sciences

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

Founded in 2001, the Institute of Hydrological Sciences (IHS) provides opportunities in research and education in three major areas: global hydrological cycles, hydrosphere environmental sciences, and information-technology based hydro-hazard mitigation. [+]

Founded in 2001, the Institute of Hydrological Sciences (IHS) provides opportunities in research and education in three major areas: global hydrological cycles, hydrosphere environmental sciences, and information-technology based hydro-hazard mitigation. Through analysis, observation, and multi-scale modeling, the IHS seeks to investigate various processes and phenomena crucial to the environmental sustainability pertaining to the hydrological cycle, including climate change, land-ocean-atmosphere interactions, precipitation processes, surface/subsurface hydrology, coastal ocean processes and aquatic biogeochemistry. IHS welcomes domestic as well as international collaboration, which is much needed for attacking research topics of regional to global scale. Currently, IHS has seven full-time faculty members with diverse but solid backgrounds and offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Fundamental Courses: Aquatic Chemistry, Fluid Dynamics, Applied Mathematics Methods, Land Hydrological Processes, Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes Advance Courses Air-sea Interaction, Special topics on ocean turbulence, Special Topic on Coastal Environments Scientific Computing, Advance Fluid Mechanics, Ocean Wave Dynamics Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 18 credits (NOT including Seminar & Journal Study) Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other requirements : Pass doctoral candidacy qualification examination within 2-5 years. Journal Review Elective Courses Public at least one paper in internationally recognized journals. Pass an oral defense of dissertation. Research Facilities & Lab Tsunami Science Research Group Surface Hydrology Research Group Environmental Fluid Dynamics Observing Research Group Biogeochemical Research Group Marine Physical Observation Research Group Multiphase Flow in Porous Media Research Group Admission Documents Autobiography Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Environmental And Fundamental Chemistry

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The PhD Program in Environmental and Fundamental Chemistry is an official university degree whose general objective is to train doctors in Chemistry with orientations both towards the environment environment and towards the synthesis and characterization of new compounds that are able to address and solve the problems that Demand industry, management and society in general, promoting research, development and scientific-technological innovation at both fundamental and applied levels. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Studies. Introduction The program of Doctorate in Environmental and Fundamental Chemistry Is an official university degree whose general objective is to train doctors in Chemistry with orientations as much towards the scope of the environment as towards the synthesis and characterization of new compounds that are able to approach and to solve the problems that demand the industry, the administration and the society In general, promoting research, development and scientific-technological innovation at both fundamental and applied levels. It is an interdepartmental doctoral program in which doctors from the following areas of knowledge are involved: Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry-Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical and Physical Engineering. Why study the degree Chemistry represents one of the sectors with the greatest social and industrial development of the last years, and is one of the fields in which the European Union maintains a level comparable to the United States and Japan, in academic as well as scientific and industrial . More specifically, Chemistry has a prominent role in protecting health and the environment, in the development of new materials and processes to improve the quality of life and socio-economic development, becoming one of the pillars Of the competitive capacity of a country. In this line, this doctoral program presents a vision of this discipline as a broad science that deals with the macroscopic and microscopic properties of compounds and materials of all types: inorganic, organic and biological, as well as on chemical aspects of change and reactivity , And includes an... [-]

PhD in Biological Diversity and Ecology

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

The doctoral studies programme qualifies for scientific work in the areas of biodiversity and ecology in university and non-university research institutes. [+]

PhD in Biological Diversity and Ecology

 

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.)Standard period of study: 6 semestersStart of programme: winter or summer semesterAdmission: admission restricted (application with the faculty)Admission for international applicants: admission restricted (application with the university)Terms of admission: interviewLanguage requirements: good knowledge of English (mother tongue/internationally acknowledged certificate/equivalent knowledge)

 

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The doctoral studies programme qualifies for scientific work in the areas of biodiversity and ecology in university and non-university research institutes. It leads to a Ph.D. or a doctorate.The subject in Göttingen: fields, main areas of researchMain areas of study and research with the 19 professorships associated with the Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology... [-]


PhD in Earth and Ecosystem Science

Central Michigan University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mount Pleasant

The Earth and Ecosystem Science Ben Heumann and EES Student in the field(EES) doctoral program at Central Michigan University is a newly formed program providing advanced scientific training in interdisciplinary sciences. EES at CMU employs a systems-level approach to evaluate the physical, chemical, geological and biological structure and function of various natural environments. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Studies. The Earth and Ecosystem Science Ben Heumann and EES Student in the field(EES) doctoral program at Central Michigan University is a newly formed program providing advanced scientific training in interdisciplinary sciences. EES at CMU employs a systems-level approach to evaluate the physical, chemical, geological and biological structure and function of various natural environments. In this research-intensive degree program, students develop projects that investigate patterns and processes that regulate environmental variations across a range of temporal and spatial scales. Through core courses and individual research projects, EES students study the dynamics of aquatic and terrestrial systems (modern and ancient, pristine and polluted) in diverse geographic regions, with a particular focus on the interrelations between multiple factors that govern Earth and ecosystem processes. As the EES program is inherently multidisciplinary, students with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, geology, geography, physics and mathematics are encouraged to apply. Depending on the major advisor's research focus, projects in EES may explore patterns (biodiversity, reaction, physical architecture), processes (fate, transport, efficiency), regulation (complexity, stability, feedback) and management (sustainability, global change) of ecosystems and key ecosystem components. The EES Ph.D. is designed as a Students taking water samples in Saginaw Bayresearch-intensive program, with a suite of interdisciplinary core courses specific to this program. Electives and courses on specialized topics are available through Biology, Chemistry, Geography and other academic departments. Successful completion of the Ph.D. requires a minimum 60 hours of graduate work beyond the bachelor's degree. After admission to the program, you will meet... [-]

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. [+]

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 the interdisciplinary character of... [-]

PhD Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. [+]

PhDs in Environmental Studies. Academic degree: PhD (Bologna 3rd cycle degree) ECTS: 240 Duration: 4 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Biology The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. This program is inserted in the multidisciplinary research environment in the Molecular Biology and Environmental Centre. This doctoral program allows students to be provided with: i) advanced training in cutting-edge specialty areas ii) a stimulating scientific environment in high-quality research projects iii) preparation for an academic career or business, at home and abroad This postgraduate program counts with the collaboration of researchers/professors of high scientific merit and from national and international universities and institutes, in the following subjects: Molecular Biotechnology Biochemistry and Structural Biology Microbial Physiology and Pathogenesis Cell Biology and Development Biomedicine and Health Biodiversity and Evolution Ecology and Environment To integrate this program of advanced studies and research, the student must have a high level of intellectual ability and work, and demonstrate personal motivation and professional ambition. Careers The completion of the PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Environmental Biology allows developing research activity at a post-doctoral level. At the end of this course, the scientific and technical skills acquired constitute a solid background to perform different professional activities, in particular in the fields of health, environment, industry, agriculture, and higher education. [-]