Graduate Students

Expand your scientific skills and further your career with our graduate programs.

Explore the graduate work we offer in Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy and several dual Master's degrees.

Our outstanding faculty and staff are distinguished by their understanding of soil, water, and the environment and their ability to carry out research and planning towards the solution of environmental and resource use problems.

We encourage you to reach out to faculty individually to ask about their research and potentially opportunities in working in their labs.

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You can also check out what current graduate students study!

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We focus our research activities in three key areas

  • Environmental science
    • Contaminant transport and fate
    • Water quality
    • Waste management and reuse
    • Soil and groundwater remediation
    • Ecosystem restoration.
  • Critical zone science
    • Physical, chemical and microbiological processes
  • Soil, plant and atmospheric systems
    • Climate science
    • Soil-water-plant relations
    • Soil genesis, morphology and pedology

How to Apply

Learn about requirements for our graduate programs and how to apply.

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Graduate Programs

Explore our five graduate degree programs.

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Coming Soon - Online Master of Environmental Science

Earn your degree fully online with Arizona Online. 

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Graduate Financial Help

Find out about financial support, funding opportunities and travel awards available for our graduate students.

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General Policies, Procedures and Forms

Find out about out policies and resources for current graduate students.

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    Consider rounding out your education with certificates in soil, water policy or aquaculture.

    • Certified Professional Soil Scientist

    • Graduate Certificate in Aquaculture

    • Graduate Certificate in Water Policy

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    See below for the Spring 2020 Colloquium Series for our department geared towards the needs of our graduate students.

    Join us in Marley 230 Lecture Hall every Monday from 3:00-4:00pm
    • Dr. Kolok is a guest speaker from the University of Idaho and the Director of Idaho Water Resources Research Institute and Professor
    • Dr. Monica Ramirez-Andreotta (ENVS) and Jill Guernsey de Zapien (College of Public Health) will talk about their experiences working with communities
    • Dr. Silvertooth is the Associate Dean, Director of Extension and Economic Development, and Associate Director of Arizona Experiment Station
    • Stephanie Russo Carroll, Assistant Professor, Public Health Policy & Management, American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, Associate Director of Native Nations Institute, Vice President of University of Arizona Native Faculty, Chair of Global Indigenous Data Alliance, Co-Founder of US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network 
    • Karen Francis-Begay, Assistant Vice President, Tribal Relations, Government and Community Relations at the University of Arizona
    • Come support our Environmental Science and Sustainable Plant Systems undergraduates as they present on their jobs and internships from 2019-2020.
    • We will discuss career paths that can lead to USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS), National Research Conservation Service (NRCS), US Geological Survey (USGS) and other government careers