The D. Env stands for “Doctor of Environmental Science and Engineering” a Professional Doctoral Degree, it is unique, the only Professional Doctorate in the Nation. Unlike the traditional Ph.D. the D. Env degree trains students to work in non-traditional laboratory research rather with “hands on” practical training while conducting an off-campus doctoral internship with Government, Public and Non-Profit Agencies, Private Consulting Agencies and NGOs.
A master’s degree in the areas of science, engineering or public health is required. Prerequisites needed for admission are: one year of introductory biology (with laboratory), general chemistry (with laboratory, including analytical methods), calculus, introductory physics (with laboratory); one course statistics, organic chemistry (no laboratory required).
The General GRE Test is required.
During the second year in the Program, students work on campus with a faculty mentor conducting “Problems Course” research. A written report or peer reviewed publication is the result of the research.
After completing all course work, successfully passing the written and oral qualifying exams (Advancement to Doctoral Candidacy) students embark on their Doctoral Internship. These Host Institutions include: private consulting firms, non-profit organizations, government and NGOs. Interns work on environmental problems addressing environmental science and policy. They work closely with their doctoral committee and the host institution to develop a topic suitable for their dissertation.
ESE Students have excellent success with multiple employment offers in both public and private sectors.
Graduates have completed the degree within 4-6 years. On-campus requirements are 2 years. The internship and writing of the dissertation usually takes 18 to 36 months.
An IoES Graduate Program Puts Minorities & Women on the Front Lines of Environmental Problem Solving. Read more »
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But who’s leading the charge to protect them through quick action? ESE doctoral student Tiffany Yap, who credits the program with helping her interdisciplinary approach to the problem — and the frame for her new article in Science that’s getting lots of press. Read more »
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