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PhD in Environmental Design

The PhD in Environmental Design challenges master’s degree holders to become interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners through quantitative and qualitative research at an advanced level. Students develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills as individuals and in teams, synthesize related research findings, and communicate findings to those inside and outside the field who will use and apply them.

The EVDS PhD program consists of required coursework and elective tailored to the individual's need, followed by a thesis proposal, candidacy exams, thesis research and writing, and, ultimately, an oral examination of the doctoral thesis. As the highest academic credential in this field, it is intended for those who are capable of carrying out original research under the guidance of a suitable faculty member and supervisory committee. While some financial assistance is available, students are strongly encouraged to seek funding through their own sources and other resources, as every student is responsible for their own funding strategy.

Applications for Fall Semester (September start date) will be accepted until February 1st each year.

Visit our admissions page for more details.