Ecological Sciences & Engineering
Reducing our ecologic footprint

Doctoral Program

LabratoryThe 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.

View a timeline for the PhD program

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.

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