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Natural Resources, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
Graduate students in the Rubenstein School work closely with faculty who are dedicated to applied environmental research in service of society and have very active research programs. Faculty take an integrated approach to their research projects, work with other faculty teams in the School, and collaborate nationally and internationally with other researchers.

About

The Rubenstein School has a thriving and growing graduate program with approximately 120 graduate students between our research Master's and Ph.D. programs and our low-residency professional Master's in Leadership for Sustainability. We are proud of our close-knit community that is characterized by high levels of engagement with undergraduate students, faculty, and staff in a vibrant learning-research atmosphere.

Two specific emphases of the Natural Resources program offered by The University of Vermont come from the strongly held values of the faculty and are fairly unique among doctoral programs nationwide:

  • supervised teaching experience along with a course in higher education pedagogy
  • cross-cultural competency requirement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Rubenstein School offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Natural Resources. As a a multi-disciplinary academic unit, the School strives to integrate disparate disciplines to enhance knowledge and develop solutions to an array of environmental issues. 

Faculty expertise includes forestry, wildlife biology, recreation management, aquatic sciences, watershed management, environmental sciences, environmental philosophy, sociology, policy, planning, economics, and conflict resolution.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • applicants with a Master of Science degree are preferred
  • satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination
  • acceptability to a potential faculty advisor holding an appointment in the Rubenstein School and the UVM Graduate College

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16768 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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