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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

In light of the University’s newly released policy regarding COVID-19 -- recommending the community minimize social contact -- we encourage students to utilize virtual options when seeking support or information from the Earth Systems Program. Please contact staff via email or phone and we will be happy to assist! Latest information about the University's response to COVID-19 can be found here:


E-IPER's PhD in Environment and Resources degree program is designed to enable students to become first-rate interdisciplinary researchers and acquire the knowledge and skills to succeed in both academic and non-academic careers.

E-IPER's core courses engage diverse faculty and expose students to current environmental challenges, research design, and a range of qualitative and quantitative methods. Beyond the core courses, the program's course requirements are structured to be rigorous yet flexible, accommodating the needs of a tremendous range of students' interests and skills while serving the principal goal of creating top-notch interdisciplinary researchers. Students obtain expertise in two distinct Fields of Inquiry, the central focus of students’ dissertation research, while also demonstrating a breadth of interdisciplinary understanding related to environment and resources.

Through their research and participation in a variety of workshops, conferences, policy-making proceedings, public education events, entrepreneurial ventures, and other activities, E-IPER students are seeking new knowledge, discoveries, and tools to address some of society's most intractable environmental and resource challenges.