Graduate Programs (Northeast)

Environmental Sociology Programs

The following universities offer concentrations in environmental sociology at the graduate level (M.A. and/or Ph.D.). Environmental Studies programs are listed immediately following.


  • Binghamton University
    Department of Sociology – Concentration in Environmental Studies
    Degrees offered: PhD
    Contact person: Fred Deyo (Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology),
  • Brown University
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: Ph.D. (Students earn an M.A. as they work toward their Ph.D.)
    Contact person: Timmons Roberts,
  • Cornell University
    Department of Development Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Max J. Pfeffer,
  • Duquesne University
    Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: Joseph D. Yenerall,
  • Northeastern University
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    Social Science Environmental Health Institute
    Environmental Justice Research Collaborative
    Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Phil Brown (Director, SSEHI),
    Daniel Faber (Director, NEJRC),
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D. in Rural Sociology
    Contact person: Clare Hinrichs (Director of Graduate Studies in Rural Sociology),

Environmental Studies Programs

The following universities offer concentrations in environmental policy, environmental science, or environmental studies at the graduate level (M.A. and/or Ph.D.). A more comprehensive list of environmental studies programs is available at the website:

  • Cornell University
    Department of Natural Resources
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Steven Wolf,
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Department of Urban Studies and Planning
    Degrees offered: MCP, M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Xenia Kumph, 
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Science and Technology Studies Department
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Abby Kinchy,
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    Department of Environmental Studies
    Degrees offered: M.S., M.P.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Jack Manno,
  • Tufts University
    Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
    Degrees offered: M.A., M.P.P.
    Contact person: Julian Agyeman,
  • University of Pennsylvania
    College of Liberal and Professional Studies
    Degrees offered: Master of Environmental Studies
    Contact person: Yvette Bordeaux,
  • University of Rhode Island
    Marine Affairs
    Degrees offered: M.M.A., M.M.A./J.D., M.A.M.A.
    Contact person: Dr. Robert Thompson,
  • Yale University
    School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    Degrees offered: Ph.D., MEM, MESc
    Contact person: Justin Farrell,