To be admitted to the Ph.D. degree program in Environmental Science and Technology an applicant:
Must have earned an M.S. Degree in a closely related field. In special cases, exceptional students may be admitted to a Ph.D. program without first completing an M.S. degree provided these students have:
An exceptional academic record and test scores
Demonstrated significant research experience during their B.S. program (such as completion of a research based honors thesis.
Must meet all admission requirements for the M.S. degree (i.e. Basic Science Requirement, GRE, etc). (NOTE: The GRE requirement has been waived for the 2022 application period)
General information regarding the application process: Graduate School Admissions Page
Apply to the University of Maryland Graduate School: Online Graduate Application
Applicants are required to submit transcripts, GRE scores, a personal statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. Prospective students are encouraged to contact graduate faculty within their area of interest:
Ph.D. Degree: Summary of Requirements Sheet
To earn an Ph.D. degree, the University of Maryland Graduate School requires that the student complete:
A minimum of 12 credits of dissertation research (899)
Complete and successfully defend a dissertation based on original research
All ENST Ph.D. students are Students are expected to complete a minimum of 50 credits beyond the B.S. degree (in addition to research credits 898 and 899) and are required to complete the following:
ENST 602: Research Principles and Methodology in Environmental Science and Technology (3 credits). This course should be taken once during either the M.S. or Ph.D. program.
ENST 702: Communication and Professional Development in Environmental Science and Technology (2 credits). This course should be taken once during either the M.S. or Ph.D. program.
ENST 798: Graduate Seminar (2 semesters – total of 2 credits).
Minimum of two approved graduate level statistics courses (these can be taken either during the MS or PhD program).
ENST offers a number of graduate assistantships to qualified applicants that are awarded on a competitive basis. To apply, use the form for requesting financial assistance included in the Graduate School application packet. In addition to a competitive stipend, graduate assistants receive tuition remission and are offered excellent health benefits by the University of Maryland.