PhD in Environmental Science (11/5012)

PhD Program at Wright State

Pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at Wright State University

The Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program at Wright State
University in Dayton, Ohio invites applicants for Fall 2013 admission.  The
program provides interdisciplinary and focused topic courses, exciting
research opportunities and training to prepare its students to better
understand and solve complex environmental problems affecting human and
ecosystem health, such as those caused by anthropogenic pollutants,
increased greenhouse gas emissions, invasive species, habitat fragmentation
and loss of biodiversity.  Our students receive training in preparation for
careers in academia, state and federal agencies, industry, and non-profit
Through a rigorous core curriculum and dissertation research, our program is
designed to expose students to both traditional and emerging areas of
environmental sciences, and offers the ability to focus on research in a
more defined area. The program includes faculty in the departments of
Biological Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics,
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and Toxicology,
Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, Computer Science, and Mathematics
and Statistics.  Current research, which is funded by agencies such as the
United States Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation,
the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense, ranges from issues
of importance to aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric environments and from
levels of organization from molecular to ecosystem levels.  Research
approaches range from data mining and modeling to lab- and field-based

The program offers stipends on a competitive basis to qualified applicants
($22,660/yr. for Fall 2013) along with a waiver of tuition costs.  Highly
qualified applicants are also eligible to receive a Yellow Springs
Instruments (YSI) Fellowship supplement for the first year in the program.
First consideration of applicants for Fall 2013 admission will occur on
February 1, 2013.

Applicants are encouraged to contact program faculty in their areas of
interest prior to completing the application to determine fit with a program
faculty member.  A commitment by a faculty member to a student is required
for admission. To apply online and to read more about our program and its
curriculum, research, faculty and student profiles, please visit our main
program website at:

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

Ms. Cathy Kempf, Administrative Specialist
114 Biological Sciences I
Wright State University
Dayton, OH 45435
Phone: (937) 775-3273
FAX: (937) 775-3485


Don Cipollini, Ph.D.

Professor, Plant Physiology/Chemical Ecology

Director, Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program

Wright State University

Department of Biological Sciences

203 Biological Sciences I

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway

Dayton, OH 45435

Phone: 937-775-3805


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