The Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences is a degree offered by the WSU School of the Environment, and you may pursue it on the Vancouver campus, under the guidance and supervision of Vancouver-based science faculty.
Faculty advisors in the Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences degree program:
- John Bishop, disturbance ecology
- Stephen Bollens, aquatic ecology and biological oceanography
- John Harrison, watershed biogeochemistry and global change
- Steve Henderson, environmental geophysics
- Marc Kramer, environmental chemistry
- Kevan Moffett, ecohydrology and landscape dynamics
- Leslie New, statistical ecology
- Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens, aquatic microbial ecology
- Cheryl Schultz, conservation biology
- Nicolay Strigul, mathematical ecology
- Steve Sylvester, biochemistry and ecotoxicology
For additional details about the program across the WSU system, please visit the School of the Environment Graduate Studies website.
How to apply
Because graduate students work closely with faculty in pursuing their research, you should line up a potential mentor before applying. Explore our faculty research pages to find a faculty member whose research in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences fits with your own, then contact that person to discuss applying to graduate school at WSU Vancouver.
All students applying to the Ph.D. program in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences must submit their materials to the WSU Graduate School through their online application portal. However, students who wish to apply to work with WSU Vancouver-based faculty must follow the instructions on our how to apply page.
Research and teaching assistantships are available to support graduate students working toward an Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences on the Vancouver campus. Additional funding sources (e.g. fellowships) to support research may be available through the WSU School of the Environment. In addition, many of our students are supported by highly competitive fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, and other programs.
For more information, contact Cheryl Schultz, program leader for natural sciences graduate programs.