Our Ph.D. program offers a unique combination of faculty expertise and specialized coursework in environmental politics and policy. Ph.D. graduates combine a specialization in environmental politics and policy with broad knowledge in two of the traditional sub-fields of Political Science (American politics, comparative politics, international relations, public policy and administration, and political theory). All Ph.D. students must write a dissertation with an environmental focus. In addition to the wide variety of graduate seminars in political science, the department offers seven seminars in environmental politics and policy taught by faculty who have an active interest in the field.
POLS 670 Politics of Environment and Sustainability
POLS 692 Seminar in Environmental Policy
POLS 709 Environmental Politics in the U.S.
POLS 729 Political Theory and the Environment
POLS 739 International Environmental Politics
POLS 749 Comparative Environmental Politics
POLS 759 Environmental Policy and Administration
This program prepares doctoral students for academic positions in Political Science and interdisciplinary environmental studies programs as well as 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. Our doctoral program is part of the Western Regional Graduate Program consortium, enabling students from participating western states to pay in-state tuition.
Specific degree requirements are outlined in the Graduate Handbook.