Top Schools with Environmental Science Graduate Programs: List of Schools
Environmental science graduate degree programs teach students advanced physical and biological sciences, and prepare them for careers that integrate understanding of the principles of such diverse topics as geology, geology and chemistry for the purpose of solving large-scale environmental problems. Most programs are interdisciplinary by nature, and students' work and research can directly influence local, state or federal environmental policy.
Top Environmental Graduate Programs
1. Columbia University in New York, New York
Columbia University was ranked eighth overall in a U.S. News and World Report 2010 best national colleges survey. The school's environmental science department awards a Ph.D. in Earth and environmental sciences and a master's degree in climate and society. Graduate students pursuing environmental studies have access to the department's research branch, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, as well as several other institutions, which provide research opportunities, resources and archives.
The Ph.D. program is a full time, 5-year program with specializations in 12 areas, including atmospheric science, paleontology and ecophysiology. Graduates are prepared for careers in areas as diverse as government, research, academia and industry. The master's program in climate and society is a 1-year, intensive program that prepares students for careers in environmental policy by focusing on climate variability and its environmental impact.
- Address: 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
- Phone Number: (212) 854-1754
2. State University of New York (SUNY)-College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse
SUNY is the country's largest statewide system of universities, offering hundreds of degree programs at 64 locations in New York. Its Syracuse campus is home to the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which is known for offering graduate students extensive research opportunities. Students have access to the school's many centers and field stations located around the world as well as on college-managed land in central New York and the Adirondack Park. Additionally, faculty members at SUNY-ESF are involved in a large number of research projects, which engage students of all levels and attracted $14.4 million in outside funding in 2009.
The college offers a diverse range of master's and doctoral programs in seven areas of specialty, including a Master of Professional Studies and a Master of Science in environmental studies. Students in either degree program can choose from such specific areas of concentration as fish and wildlife biology and management, environmental physiology, environmental interpretation and ecology.
- Address: 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210
- Phone Number: (315) 470-6500
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Ohio State University||53,715||190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210||(614) 292-6446|
|New York University||42,189||70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY 10012||(212) 998-1212|
|Brigham Young University||34,244||275 WIDB Provo, UT 40222||(801) 422-0008|
|Boston University||31,766||One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215||(617) 353-2000|
|Harvard University||26,496||Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138||(617) 495-1000|
|Columbia University||23,196||2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027||(212) 854-1754|
|Oklahoma State University||22,995||107 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078||(405) 744-9229|
|Ohio University||21,369||1 Park Place Dr., Athens, OH||(740) 593-1000|
|Cornell University||20,273||200 University Ave., Ithaca, NY 14853||(607) 255-2000|
|Miami University||17,191||500 High St, Oxford, OH 45056||(513) 529-1809|
|Minnesota State University||14,621||South Rd. and Ellis Ave., Mankato, MN 56001||(507) 389-1866|
|Baylor Univeristy||14,531||500 Speight Ave., Waco, TX 76798||(254) 710-1011|
|Duke University||13,060||103 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708||(919) 684-2813|
|Brown University||8,318||One Prospect St., Providence, RI 02912||(401) 863-1000|
|Jackson State Universitgy||8,377||1440 J R Lynch St., Jackson, MI 39217||(601) 979-2121|
|McNeese State University||8,238||4205 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA 70605||(337) 475-5000|
|Lehigh University||6,994||27 Memorial Dr. West, Bethlehem, PA 18015||(610) 758-3000|
|City University of New York||5,944||535 East 80th Street, New York, NY||(212) 794-5326|
|SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry||2,523||One Forestry Dr., Syracuse, NY 13210||(315) 470-6500|
|Bard College||2,158||Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504||(845) 758-6822|
|Goddard College||731||123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield, VT 05667||(802) 454-8311|
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