The doctoral program in Environmental Sciences, Studies, and Policy (ESSP) offers a unique opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research on environmental topics and issues while gaining a thorough grounding in the methods and knowledge-base of a traditional discipline. Each student completes both a focal department (or an interdepartmental focus) component and an interdisciplinary component for their coursework and research training. Each student designs an individualized curriculum responsive to their educational and career goals.
The program prepares students for academic positions in their focal discipline or in interdisciplinary programs, for research occupations, and for leadership roles in creating and implementing environmental solutions in the private sector.
Since our program requires close collaboration between Environmental Studies and the focal department, applicants must be approved by both programs (application to both departments is not required).
Since our program requires close collaboration between environmental studies and the focal department, applicants must be approved by both programs prior to an recommendation of admission to the Graduate School (Only an application to ESSP is required).
Application at a Glance
You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:
- Official Transcripts
- English Language Proficiency Requirement
- Financial Verification for International Applicants
Program-Specific Application Requirements:
- Additional application materials necessary for chosen focal department
- CV or Resume
- Letters of Recommendation
- Self-report GPA, focal department, title & plan for secondary concentration, and name 3 potential advisers
- Statement of Purpose
- Letter of Intent
- Writing Sample