Ph.D. On Campus

Natural Resources

The University of Vermont

48 months
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
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Natural Resources Graduate students in the Rubenstein School at The University of Vermont work closely with faculty who are dedicated to applied environmental research in service of society and have very active research programs. 


The Natural Resources Rubenstein School at The University of Vermont 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.

Learning outcomes

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

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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