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Environmental Science & Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #152 (BCR) Oregon, OH, United States
Oregon Health & Science University, Doctor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) is offered by the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems in close cooperation with the Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction.
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Oregon Health & Science University, Doctor of Philosophy degree in Environmental Science & Engineering (ESE) is offered to students at the Institute of Environmental Health by the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems.

Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped with:

  • Conceptual knowledge and in-depth understanding of biogeochemical links within Earth systems in environmental and public health contexts, with a particular emphasis on prediction of the effects of a changing climate on river, estuary, and ocean systems.
  • Technical know-how in using systems thinking to solve environmental and public health problems.
  • Enhanced capability and competitiveness in the development of a career related to predicting and mitigating the effects of a changing climate, particularly in health and environmental fields, with a special emphasis on river, estuary, and ocean systems.


Oregon Health & Science University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


The Environmental Science &Engineering degree program includes three concentrations of study: Environmental Science &Engineering, Estuary &Ocean Systems, and Environmental &Biomolecular Systems.

  • Environmental Science & Engineering is for students who wish to focus their graduate study on the fate and transport of substances in the environment.
  • Estuary & Ocean Systems is for students interested in a multidisciplinary approach to understanding marine systems. Applications include biogeochemical monitoring, coastal oceanography, ecosystem modeling, and environmental microbiology.
  • Environmental & Biomolecular Systems is for students interested in a holistic view of the physical, chemical, and biological processes at the molecular, cellular and particle levels. Applications include bioremediation, assessing environmental health effects, and multiscale biogeochemistry.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Applicants for admission to the EBS Division's degree programs typically have Bachelors (or equivalent) degrees in the physical or biological sciences, engineering, or related disciplines (e.g., computer science). Prospective students with different backgrounds are encouraged to inquire if they have professional or other experience that might provide adequate preparation.

Applicants to degree programs that require a thesis (thesis M.S. and Ph.D.) should carefully consider the research areas of division faculty to ensure that your interests are well aligned with those of one or more division faculty who might serve as your thesis advisor.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Oregon

  • 1031 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Each student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). OHSU Federal School Code is 004883.Use one of the two options listed below to complete the FAFSA. OHSU’s priority filing deadline is March 1, 2015.This is a receipt date, not a postmarked date. The priority deadline is used in conjunction with other criteria when determining eligibility for certain types of funds available at OHSU. **We strongly suggest you complete your FAFSA early. Please keep in mind when completing FAFSA on the Web that the federal processor operates on Eastern Standard Time.

  • FAFSA on the Web: Here you can access the 2015-16 FAFSA and the 2015-16 Renewal FAFSA (for continuing students), if you wish to submit your information electronically.
  • FAFSA Application: If you need a 2015-16 FAFSA paper application, you may contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-4FEDAID to request a form to be mailed to you.
Please note that your application for Financial Aid will not be reviewed until you have been formally admitted to a financial aid eligible program at Oregon Health & Science University.

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