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Environmental Science (PhD)

University of Windsor, Canada

environmental-science-phd

Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,418

Course Accredited By

OUCQA

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

Our PhD program is intended for those who want to further their research in a specialized and independent way.

Our PhD students look for solutions to the major issues that are stressing the environment.

Similarly to the MSc program, students complete courses and seminars, collaborate with other scientists, and present, publish, and defend their dissertation. 

About GLIER (Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research)

The Environmental Science program is offered through GLIER and is the only graduate program in North America that focuses explicitly on stressors in large aquatic systems and their watersheds, such as the Great Lakes.

Our program is focused, well funded, high-impact, and has a growing international reputation for excellence in our chosen field of research.

With the cumulative impacts of human-induced change steadily increasing, research in the environmental field is becoming even more important.

With plentiful funding in recent years, researchers at GLIER study the effects of environmental stressors on large watersheds, using the institute’s 19 fully equipped laboratories, many meeting rooms, and its private launch along the Detroit River for its research boats.

At GLIER, our ultimate goal is training the environmental stewards of the future.

In our tri-level facility, we house lab and equipment for aquatic research, advanced microscopy and materials characterization and environmental genomics.

More information on our core facilities can be found at www.uwindsor.ca/glier/facilities

Research at GLIER

Under the directorship of Dr. Michael McKay, GLIER's eleven faculty, two emeriti and six hybrid members:

Have been awarded more than $40 million in funding since 2013

Hold 4 active Canada Research Chairs

Are recipients of three Early Researcher Awards

Include a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada.

GLIER researchers have been featured in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Maclean’s, Globe and Mail, National Post, and on CNN, Discovery Channel, and CBC television and radio.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023

Program Specific Admission Requirements

  • Deadline for Fall: July 1
  • Deadline for Winter: November 1
  • Deadline for May: March 1
  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field
  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT-83
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearson: 65

Additional Requirements

  • Statement of Research Interest (500 words)
  • GRE is strongly recommended for students graduating from Universities outside of North America.
  • Two references are required for the M.Sc.
  • Three references are required for the Ph.D.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE COURSES

  • GLIE-8500. GLIER Multidisciplinary Graduate Seminar
  • GLIE-8700. Environmental Research Proposal
  • GLIE-9800. Multiple Stressors and Environmental Modelling
  • GLIE-8970.Thesis
  • GLIE-9980.Dissertation
  • Program Type: Graduate
  • Major or Degree: PhD Science
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total
  • $ 9883.36
  • Base Tuition
  • Base Tuition $ 2393.10 Assessed each term

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