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, 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

Carmichael Lecture in Environmental Sciences to highlight state of bee health

Entomologist Christina Grozinger will lecture on “Predicting and Managing Bee Health in a Changing World” on April 7.

Student investigations spotlighted at College of Science and Mathematics’ Festival of Research

The Festival of Research featured podium talks by student researchers and a poster session.

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New research by Lake Campus faculty member Chuck Ciampaglio published by prestigious international journal
Chuck Ciampaglio, professor of Earth and environmental science, and alumnus David Peterman discovered how an extinct animal moved through water.

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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. You will receive training in preparation for careers in academia, state and federal agencies, industry, and non-profit organizations. 

Graduate students may receive moderate stipend support through Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) from participating departments (GRAs), Graduate Research Assistantships from advising professors, and/or Fellowships. These positions typically come with a waiver of tuition costs for full-time students. You are also eligible for consideration to receive a prestigious Yellow Springs Instruments (YSI) Fellowship supplement for the first year in the program, .awarded to highly qualified students. 

You are encouraged to contact program faculty in your areas of interest prior to completing the application.

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

Dr. John O. Stireman
Director, ES Ph.D. program
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435
Phone: 937-775-3192
Fax: 937-775-3485