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

ES PhD candidate Justyna Hampel feature

Leading Women in Marine Science

On August 17, 2018 Justyna Hampel, a PhD candidate in Environmental Science at Wright State University, was interviewed by Hannah Rudd, a scientist, ocean advocate and aspiring environmental journalist. Rudd is the author of a blog titled "Leading Women in Marine Science".

By the numbers

Wright State graduate students Fan Yang and Michele Miller win first place in prestigious Datathon competition
Two Wright State graduate students were honored for developing a model that could be used to help patients with sickle cell disease better manage their pain.

Wright State's Alison Agather named NOAA Sea Grant Finalist

Environmental Sciences Ph.D. candidate Alison Agather is among the 66 successful finalists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant's John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program (Knauss) class of 2019.

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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 2017, the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program will begin accepting applications for Fall 2018 admission. 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 ($22,660 for Fall 2017) 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