Protect the environment while building the economy. Study at North Dakota's premier Energy University.
North Dakota's vast energy resources can play a critical role in easing the nation's energy dependence. Our graduates play a big part in ensuring these resources are acquired responsibly and sustainably.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- Up to 7 years
- Credit hours:
Why earn a Ph.D. in environmental engineering?
Ph.D. Programs in Environmental Engineering
The Ph.D. program is offered through UND's Institute for Energy Studies (IES). This multidisciplinary institute is focused on training a generation of energy experts. You will develop energy technologies that are economically competitive, reliable, sustainable and politically and environmentally acceptable.
Faculty have relationships with a wide variety of industries, municipalities, consulting firms, government agencies and research-funding organizations. This provides opportunities for your own research and collaboration.
Participate in ongoing research opportunities at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). It works with state, federal and industry clients to solve energy and environmental needs.
Gain access to on-campus EPA-certified laboratory facilities. These include the multi-disciplinary Environmental Analytical Research Laboratory (Leonard Hall), Civil Engineering Environmental and Hydraulics Laboratories, and Chemical Engineering Laboratories.
Flexible research options allow online students to choose projects relevant to their current job.
As a Ph.D. candidate, you'll complete an oral exam, present an annual progress report outlining your research, and defend a dissertation.