The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree may be preceded by graduate education in environmental science or another discipline. The program requires preparation of a research proposal, passage of a qualifying examination and general examination, completion of the dissertation research and a presentation of the research at a final examination.
Course requirements are flexible, though a minimum of two years of residence at the University of Washington is required. Students interested in the Ph.D. should contact individual faculty members to request information on current research and graduate opportunities. In general, students applying directly to the Ph.D. should already have a master’s degree in a related field. View the Ph.D. Green Sheet and the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Form.