Doctoral Research and Scholarship
The Doctoral Program in Natural Resources provides an opportunity for both in-depth and interdisciplinary scholarship in the broad area of environment. Students work with faculty on national and international issues ranging from very focused studies on tree tissue responses to anthropogenic pollutants in the Northeast to ecosystem service valuation in the Amazon Basin.
Two specific emphases of the program come from the strongly held values of the faculty and are fairly unique among doctoral programs nationwide:
- supervised teaching experience along with a course in higher education pedagogy
- cross-cultural competency requirement
Applicants with a Master of Science degree are preferred.
Other admission requirements include:
- acceptability to a potential faculty advisor holding an appointment in the Rubenstein School and the UVM Graduate College
- Rubenstein School graduate faculty or applicant full-time assistantship funding
As of December 1, 2018, the Rubenstein School does not require a writing sample or GRE exam.