60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Arid Lands Resource Sciences program at University of Arizona leads to the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Arid Lands Resource Sciences (ALRS). The program prepares students for careers in both academic and non-academic settings. 

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Key Features

Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, The University of Arizona provides a unique interdisciplinary environment as well as a natural living laboratory for the study of arid and semi-arid lands. These dynamic lands encompass nearly one-third of the Earth’s total land surface and embody one-fifth of its total population.

Increasing pressures on these considerable and important regions demand increased attention be given to the ecological, economic, and socio-cultural factors that affect them. The Arid Lands Resource Sciences program at University of Arizona is a unique interdisciplinary doctoral program aimed at addressing the complex problems of sustainability of arid lands.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Arid and Semiarid Lands 
  • Physical Aspects of Arid Lands 
  • Arid Lands Current Research 
  • Natural & Human Impacts on Arid Lands 
  • Use and Management of Arid Lands 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of all previous college or university work.
  • Graduate Records Examination scores no more than five years old.
  • A list of publications and special papers (whether published or not). Reprints of journal articles are helpful but not necessary.
  • A minimum of three letters of reference. Letters should be from academic advisors as well as from professional supervisors.
  • A brief statement, submitted separately or as part of your curriculum vitae, setting forth your long-range professional plans, such as the type of work you plan to pursue upon completion of the doctoral program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 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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