28 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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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
English
August 2020
15 Jan 2017
Campus
 
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
September 2020
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
September 2020
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The PhD programme seeks to train students in original research in Atmospheric Environmental Science and to cultivate the independent and innovative thinking that is essential ... +

The PhD programme seeks to train students in original research in Atmospheric Environmental Science and to cultivate the independent and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in environmental science. Students are required to attend and present seminars, undertake coursework and conduct thesis research. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
September 2020
Campus
 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal , Saudi Arabia

The Environmental Science and Engineering Program (EnSE) prepares students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges. There is a worldwide concern with the avail ... +

The Environmental Science and Engineering Program (EnSE) prepares students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges. There is a worldwide concern with the availability of clean water; EnSE examines methods to purify and reuse water, as well as to reduce contamination of existing reserves. The focus of the program is on examining the impact of humans on our environment through resource exploitation; including over-consumption, land degradation, and pollution of water. The results of these efforts may offer solutions to water scarcity, soil contamination. -
PhD
Full-time
30 months
English
September 2020
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
October 2020
Campus
 
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
January 2020
Campus
 
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Palapye , Botswana

PhD Thesis Research in Environmental Sciences

PhD Thesis Research in Environmental Sciences -
PhD
English
February 2020
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
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
October 2020
30 Apr 2019
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
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
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
October 2020
30 Apr 2019
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University
Prague 5 , Czech Republic

At present, there is a consensus that just having a comprehensive understanding of the planet’s natural system does not suffice. It is necessary to understand the complex inte ... +

At present, there is a consensus that just having 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 which provide society with the ecosystem and natural services. The Social Ecology doctoral program contributes to the development of the environmental approaches characteristic in their interdisciplinary nature. The goal of the program is the advancement of knowledge, which should contribute to the creation of a theoretical base from within the strategy of making economic, social, and cultural development sustainable, especially from an environmental perspective. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
October 2020
30 Apr 2019
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña , Spain + 9 More

The objective of the Doctorate program is to train the best professionals and researchers in the field of Science, Technology and Sea Management in their different economic an ... +

The objective of the Doctorate program is to train the best professionals and researchers in the field of Science, Technology and Sea Management in their different economic and social applications, to generate research of quality and international impact and to provide industry with the best Tools to improve their competitiveness on a global scale. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Spanish
September 2020
Campus
 
Universidad de La Laguna
Santa Cruz de Tenerife , Spain

PhD studies in the field of Biology have a long tradition at the Universidad de La Laguna . The program in Biodiversity and Conservation is supported by consolidated lines and ... +

PhD studies in the field of Biology have a long tradition at the Universidad de La Laguna . The program in Biodiversity and Conservation is supported by consolidated lines and research teams, with high scientific production and training capacity. It offers a wide coverage of doctoral training in different branches of Biology, Environment and Conservation, both in terrestrial and marine areas. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
September 2020
Campus
 
South East European University
Skopje , Macedonia + 1 More

The study program aims at: Contributing to environmental trends razvivaat in our society; Encourage the local population to solve environmental problems; Scientific research a ... +

The study program aims at: Contributing to environmental trends razvivaat in our society; Encourage the local population to solve environmental problems; Scientific research activity ... -
PhD
Full-time
6 semesters
English, Macedonian, Albanian
September 2020
Campus
 
Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Porto , Portugal

The Doctoral Programme is related to the course’s teaching staff’s national and international research projects that have resulted in a considerable number of scientific artic ... +

The Doctoral Programme is related to the course’s teaching staff’s national and international research projects that have resulted in a considerable number of scientific articles. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
September 2020
31 Aug 2016
Campus