Doctoral students in environmental science pursue coursework and research in a wide variety of areas, which include:
- Air quality
- Water quality
- Water treatment
- Wastewater treatment
- Solid and hazardous waste
- Stormwater treatment
- Wetlands management
Students may start their graduate studies in the fall, spring or summer semester. A bachelor’s degree in a field of science is required for admission to the Ph.D. degree program in environmental engineering.
Exceptionally well-qualified baccalaureate degree holders may be accepted directly into the fast-track Ph.D. degree program without prior completion of a master’s degree. Students in the fast-track Ph.D. program are not required to write a master’s thesis or complete the M.S. degree en route to the Ph.D.
Many full-time doctoral students in environmental science receive financial support from research assistantships, teaching assistantships, fellowships and scholarships.