Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program

Financial Support

Graduate assistantship support is available to full-time students on a competitive basis. You can be awarded financial support and be eligible for stipends and remission of tuition and fees. Funded students currently receive a stipend of $22,660 per 12-month period. Funding may come from a combination of departmental graduate teaching assistantships and grant support from your faculty advisor. If you are receiving financial assistance, you must register as a full-time student each semester (6 credit hours of environmental science and related courses).

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Internships

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's water research division in Cincinnati frequently hosts student interns whose research interests overlap those of the division's objectives. Wright State Ph.D. students and Ph.D. program faculty interested in exploring internship opportunities in collaboration with the EPA in Cincinnati should contact Steven Higgins, Ph.D. at 937-775-2479 or steven.higgins@wright.edu.

The Yellow Springs Instruments (YSI) Environmental Ph.D. Fellowship

Yellow Springs Instruments, a leading company in the manufacture of environmental monitoring equipment, has endowed a fellowship supplement that will be awarded to students who have demonstrated exemplary potential or performance in the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program. Awards will be made once per year. 

YSI Fellowship Award Recipients

  • David Peterman 2016-17 
  • Elizabeth Roberson 2014-15 
  • Daniel Marsh, 2012–13
  • Katlin Bowman, 2012–13
  • Jacquelyn Bracco, 2012–13
  • Kyle Danielson, 2011–12
  • Samantha Davis, 2010–11
  • Phil Lavretsky, 2009–10
  • Thomas Kannanayakal, 2005–06