The Earth, Environment and Society doctoral program at Portland State University prepares you for an impactful career as a professional scientist or launches your continued studies in geology, conservation, geography, GIS, or climate science.
Our students engage in relevant research while acquiring advanced academic training in a wide variety of environmental issues. Through this doctoral program, you’ll also benefit from our close partnerships with federal and nonprofit environmental partner organizations and have opportunities to connect with other professionals and researchers in the area through conferences, seminars, and events.
Most of our alumni have landed jobs in research or teaching at colleges and universities, in industry working in environmental compliance or consulting, or in government.
Employers range from the region's global companies such as Nike, Intel, and Amazon, to influential nonprofit and governmental agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey, The Nature Conservancy, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
The knowledge and skills you gain in our program prepare you for work in a variety of fields, including:
- Climate science
- Forest ecology and vegetation dynamics
- Marine science
- Geographic information and spatial data science
- Earth science
- Resources management
- Urban sustainability and resilience
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- Seminar in Physical Geography
- Science Communication
- Environmental Data Analysis
- Field Methods in Human Geography
- Qualitative Analysis
- Qualitative Methods
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Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEarth Sciences Environmental Sciences View 41 other PhDs in Environmental Sciences in United States
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- Copies of transcripts from each college or university you've attended
- Information about previous teaching experience if you’d like to be considered for a graduate teaching assistantship
- CV or resume
- GRE scores
- Statement of Intent
- Three references
- TOEFL or IELTS scores if you're an international applicant
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International26196 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit
National26196 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 708 USD per credit
In-State17686 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 478 USD per credit
Living costs for Portland
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.