Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program

The Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program at Wright State offers you a unique opportunity to learn from the best faculty members in multiple areas of the College of Science and Mathematics. Our core curriculum and research opportunities will allow you to draw from the expertise of professors and researchers in biological sciences, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, biochemistry and molecular biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics, physics, and pharmacology and toxicology.

You will learn to solve complex environmental problems in a culture of one-on-one, student-centered learning. Train for jobs in higher education, state and federal agencies, industry, and non-profit organizations. Our unique interdisciplinary approach will help give you the versatility to pursue the career path you choose.

Success Stories

Wright State graduate environmental sciences student Alison Agather and oceanographer and Wright State alumna Katlin Bowman sailed the Arctic Ocean to measure levels of toxic mercury.

Program News

Water research by physics professor Allen Hunt published by Geological Society of America

Allen Hunt's research is important when developing strategies to optimize the use of water in food and energy production.

Two Wright State grads play key role in international study of Arctic Ocean

The research was largely based on a scientific cruise from Alaska to the North Pole in 2015 that included Wright State alumna Alison Agather and Katlin Bowman.

Wright State Ph.D. student Michele Miller says social reaction to Zika virus offers lessons about coronavirus

Michele Miller said the public needs to understand that scientists are still learning about coronavirus and that much is unknown.

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Prospective Students

Pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at Wright State University. Apply today to start your new career!

In November of each year, the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program begins accepting applications for Fall admission of the following year. The program is designed to provide skills and training to better understand and solve complex environmental problems, such as those caused by anthropogenic pollutants, invasive species, habitat fragmentation and loss of biodiversity, that can affect both human and ecosystem health. Our students receive training in preparation for careers in academia, state and federal agencies, industry, and non-profit organizations.

The program offers competitive stipends for graduate students (currently $22,660/yr) along with a waiver of tuition costs for full-time students. Applicants are also eligible for consideration to receive a prestigious Yellow Springs Instruments (YSI) Fellowship for the first year in the program, awarded to highly qualified students.

Applicants are encouraged to contact program faculty in their areas of interest prior to completing the application.

Questions regarding our program may be directed to our program office:

Ms. Kim Napier, Administrative Specialist
114 Biological Sciences I
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435
Phone: (937) 775-3273
Fax: (937) 775-3485
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
director.envsci@wright.edu