Graduate education at Boston University reflects the quality of the faculty, the strength of its research programs and facilities, as well as the historical and cultural advantages of our location in Boston. Despite the significant size and diversity of the Graduate School, emphasis is on the individual graduate student beginning with the proper match among interests, programs, and faculty advisors, and continuing with the sustained concern for the student’s development as a scholar, researcher, practitioner, and teacher. The graduate programs in the environment are designed to educate and train the next generation of environmental scientists and professionals.
Programs in the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies are innovative, interdisciplinary, and problem-oriented. They emphasize the significance of scientific research and quantitative analysis in decision-making and prepare students for positions in government, industry, academic, and nonprofit organizations.
The Center does not offer a Ph.D. However, many students enter a Ph.D. in related programs, such as Geography, Earth Sciences, or Biology. For information contact Nora Jane Watson, Graduate Program Coordinator of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies.