Graduate Programs – Ph.D.
The Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program offers a unique combination of faculty expertise and specialized course work in Environmental Politics and Policy. This program is designed to produce graduates who combine a specialization in environmental politics and policy with a broad knowledge of the traditional subfields of Political Science (American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Public Administration and Policy, Political Theory and Methodology).
Programs of study will be individually tailored to meet the student's training and career objectives. All students, however, must choose Environmental Politics and Policy as one of three subfields in Political Science offered in preparation for their degrees. Entry into the Ph. D. Program requires prior completion of an M.A. in Political Science or a related discipline (there is also a rollover option for exceptional students who have entered the Graduate Program at Colorado State University as master's students).
The program prepares doctoral students for university positions and a wide variety of public and private sector careers related to Environmental Politics and Policy. The department enjoys an exceptional placement record in academic institutions, both teaching and research, as well as non-academic positions.
Our Doctoral Program is now part of the Western Regional Graduate Program consortium. This is a program of the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education and includes unique programs of high quality. As a result of membership students from the 14 member states (not including California) can pay in-state tuition while attending our program. For more information please visit http://www.wiche.edu/SEP/WRGP/index.asp.