ESE Student Handbook
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(Updated April 2011)
Doctoral ProgramThe PhD program offers highly qualified students the opportunity to work on environmental research using an interdisciplinary approach to complex issues.
The program is flexible, and designed to meet the needs of the student. The PhD program provides students the opportunity to work on multi-disciplinary projects, using cutting edge techniques, with access to the latest technologies and laboratory facilties at Discovery Park and across the Purdue campus.
Graduate assistantships are highly competitive for this program, and students who are accepted into the MS thesis program tend to have previous research experience and an excellent academic history.
The ESE program offers exciting opportunities for excellent students from a wide sprectrum of backgrounds. Engage in cutting edge research with diverse faculty, world-class facilities and resources, and an innovative curriculum that integrates five theme areas.
Applicants to the PhD program are strongly encouraged to contact potential faculty advisors early in the process.
The ESE program offers a limited number of Lynn Fellowships to bring highly qualified PhD applicants to Purdue. More information about our Lynn Fellowship is located on our financial support page.
Program NewsPurdue ranks 13th in the nation in environmental engineering. (source: US News and World Report)
Average salaries for MS degrees in environmental engineering range from $48,000 to $64,000, and for PhD's 59,000 - $85,000 (source: National Assoc. of Colleges and Employers, 2005)
Spotlight"ESE provided me with an opportunity to explore different departments. Coming into the PhD program, I was not 100% sure what I wanted to study. Since I was accepted through ESE instead of a particular department, I was able to sample different labs and areas of research, which became very beneficial to me in selecting a particular area of research for my PhD."
Helpful LinksMyPurdue Portal
Graduate School Resources
Faculty research interest search engine
Center for the Environment
Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Pre-Environmental Studies B.S.
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