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37 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

Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. -
PhD
Full-time
English
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
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The Ph.D. program seeks to train students in original research in Marine Environmental Science and to cultivate the independent and innovative thinking that is essential for a ... +

The Ph.D. program seeks to train students in original research in Marine Environmental Science and to cultivate the independent and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in environmental science. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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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
11 Jan 2021
Campus
 
North Dakota State University - Graduate School
Fargo , USA

The graduate program leading to an M.S. or a Ph.D. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences (ECS) rests on an integrative curriculum and a multidisciplinary team approach. T ... +

The graduate program leading to an M.S. or a Ph.D. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences (ECS) rests on an integrative curriculum and a multidisciplinary team approach. The program emphasizes the common ground shared by all sciences and seeks to bridge methodological and philosophical boundaries that might hinder interdisciplinary communication and cooperation. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
Aug 2021
01 May 2021
Campus
 
The Cyprus Institute
Nicosia , Cyprus

The full name of the final degree is Doctor of Philosophy in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences. The goal of the program is to promote excellence and educate student ... +

The full name of the final degree is Doctor of Philosophy in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences. The goal of the program is to promote excellence and educate students in energy environmental and atmospheric sciences, sectors that are all of the high priority for Cyprus and internationally. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain , United Arab Emirates

Our Ph.D. program in ecology and environmental sciences equips students with skills and training in the basic and applied sciences with the objectives of improving society’s u ... +

Our Ph.D. program in ecology and environmental sciences 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. The overall objectives of the program are: (1) to clarify and improve understanding of environmental problems and to identify solutions to these problems; and (2) to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research amongst scientists from various disciplines. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
28 Feb 2021
Campus
 
University of Trieste
Trieste , Italy

The Ph.D. Course aims to prepare well-qualified scientists able to critically manage the implementation of EU and national regulations concerning with environmental analysis a ... +

The Ph.D. Course aims to prepare well-qualified scientists able to critically manage the implementation of EU and national regulations concerning with environmental analysis and to autonomously develop research activities in the field of environment. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2020
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
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
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague , Czech Republic

The post-graduate study subject "Physical Geography" links up with the magister study subject of the same name. In its specializations, the post-graduate study subject covers ... +

The post-graduate study subject "Physical Geography" links up with the magister study subject of the same name. In its specializations, the post-graduate study subject covers the whole spectrum of physical geography: a) It develops individual basic scientific disciplines studying partial subsystems of the landscape sphere: Geomorphology and Palaeogeography of the Quaternary, Climatology, and Meteorology, Hydrology, Biogeography, Pedogeography, and Geoecology. b) It is concerned with the synthesis of the geographical environment, ensured by complex physical geography. Besides the relations between natural components of the geographical environment, it also covers interactions of physical-geographical and social-economic spheres. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg , South Africa

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

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Environmental Management 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 2021
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Prague , Czech Republic

The study program focuses on the physical nature of a wide range of atmospheric phenomena and processes, which, however, also have interdisciplinary application in atmospheric ... +

The study program focuses on the physical nature of a wide range of atmospheric phenomena and processes, which, however, also have interdisciplinary application in atmospheric chemistry, oceanology, physical geography, environmental sciences, etc. It is a unique program at Charles University which provides a comprehensive view of the dynamic system of the Earth's atmosphere in a broad interdisciplinary context. Even within the Czech Republic, it is the only program offering education in of atmospheric physics, meteorology, and climatology. From a methodological point of view, a wide range of theoretical, experimental and computational physics applications are used interactively and complementarily. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña , Spain

The PhD program in Environmental Science and Technology is an official university degree whose objective is to train researchers who can reinforce the processes of generation ... +

The PhD program in Environmental Science and Technology is an official university degree whose objective is to train researchers who can reinforce the processes of generation and transfer of knowledge in relation to the environment, as well as scientific and technological innovation in Everything related to its proper management. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Spanish
Campus
 

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