Founded in 2003, our transdisciplinary doctoral program in Environmental Science and Management prepares professionals in academia, industry, government and nonprofits to take leadership roles in solving society’s most challenging and complex environmental problems.
Montclair State University leads the way in New Jersey and in the Northeast in integrating natural and physical science with social science, economics, policy and project management.
- PhD student selected as finalist for the prestigious Knauss Marine FellowshipThis competitive fellowship selects from an array of early-career graduate environmental professionals and students to serve in the Federal Government for a one-year period in Washington DC.Monday September 18, 2023
- PhD Student Takes Second Place in 2023 NJWEA Student Poster CompetitionFriday June 2, 2023
- 2023 Program GraduatesCongratulations to the recent graduates of our Ph.D. programThursday June 1, 2023
Why a PhD in Environmental Science and Management?
Now more than ever, the world needs highly trained, dedicated environmental professionals who understand the major factors that cause rapid climate change and its impacts on our society; propagation of contaminants in air, soil and water; flooding; coastal erosion; and loss of natural habitats and biodiversity. Every aspect of our civilization is impacted by pressing environmental challenges, from our economy, to how we travel, and even what we eat.
Our program prepares students to design and implement solutions to environmental problems, communicate these effectively to stakeholders and raise the scientific literacy of the public.
Our alumni are employed as professors in U.S. and international universities as well as scientists and managers in municipal, state and federal agencies, national laboratories and private industries.
Distinguished Faculty, Leaders in Their Fields
Doctoral faculty in the PhD in Environmental Science and Management provide diverse expertise in areas that enhance environmental understanding. With this knowledge our graduates are prepared to address today’s environmental management issues. Doctoral faculty specializations include:
Our faculty are recipients of many renowned awards, including the National Science Foundation Early Career Award, the Presidential Early Career in Science and Engineering Award, and the Chinese-American Professors in Environmental Engineering and Science Nanova Frontier Research Award.
The program brings together individuals from the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services, and the Feliciano School of Business, as well as research centers and institutes, including the Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center, the Passaic River Institute and the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies.
Our research is funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, New Jersey Sea Grant, and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, among many others.