Graduate Programs (West)

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.

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  • California State University – Sacramento
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: Judson R. Landis, lindan@csus.edu
    http://www.csus.edu/soc/
  • Humboldt State University
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: Sheila Steinberg, sheila.steinberg@humboldt.edu
    http://www.humboldt.edu/~soc/
  • Idaho State University
    Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: Ann Hunter, soccj@isu.edu
    http://www.isu.edu/sociolog
  • Northern Arizona University
    Department of Sociology and Social Work
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: Kooros Mahmoudi, kooros.mahmoudi@nau.edu
    http://home.nau.edu/sociology
  • Portland State University
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A., M.S., Ph.D
    Contact person: Amy Lubitow, alubitow@pdx.edu
    https://www.pdx.edu/sociology/
  • University of Arizona
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: MA, PhD
    Contact person: Al Bergesen , albert@email.arizona.edu
    http://sociology.arizona.edu/
  • University of California, Irvine
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: MA, PhD
    Contact person: David John Frank (Department Chair), frankd@uci.edu
    http://www.sociology.uci.edu/
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: Ph.D.
    Contact person: Lori Hunter, Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu
    http://sociology.colorado.edu
  • University of Montana
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: Daniel P. Doyle, dan.doyle@umontana.edu
    http://www.umt.edu/sociology
  • University of Nevada – Las Vegas
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: MA, PhD
    Contact person: Dmitri Shalin (Chair) , shalin@unlv.nevada.edu
    http://www.unlv.edu/sociology
  • University of Utah
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: MA, PhD
    Contact person: Brett Clark, brett.clark@soc.utah.edu
    http://soc.utah.edu
  • Utah State University
    Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Rick Krannich, richard.krannich@usu.edu
    http://sociology.usu.edu
  • Washington State University
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Erik Johnson, johnsone@wsu.edu
    http://libarts.wsu.edu/soc/

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 GradSchools.com website: http://www.gradschools.com/programs/environmental_studies.html

  • Arizona State University
    School of Human Evolution and Social Change
    Degrees offered: Ph.D. in Environmental Social Science (M.A. in passing)
    Contact person: Bob Bolin, bob.bolin@asu.edu
    http://shesc.asu.edu/node/317
  • Colorado State University
    Political Science – graduate program on environmental politics and policy
    Degrees offered: PhD
    Contact person: Robert Duffy (Chair) , Robert.Duffy@colostate.edu
    http://polisci.colostate.edu/graduate/phd
  • San Jose State University
    Department of Environmental Studies
    Degrees offered: MS
    Contact person: Rachel O’Malley, rachel.omalley@sjsu.edu
    http://www.sjsu.edu/envs/
  • The Evergreen State College
    Graduate Program on the Environment
    Degrees offered: MES
    Contact person: Gail Wootan, wootang@evergreen.edu
    http://www.evergreen.edu/mes
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    Environmental Studies Program
    Degrees offered: Interdepartmental PhD Emphasis in Environment & Society
    Contact person: Peter Alagona, alagona@history.ucsb.edu
    http://www.es.ucsb.edu/phd
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Department of Environmental Studies
    Degrees offered: PhD
    Contact person: Greg Gilbert, ggilbert@ucsc.edu
    http://envs.ucsc.edu
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Environmental Studies, with Environmental Social Science Track
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Lori Hunter, lori.hunter@colorado.edu
    http://envs.colorado.edu/about/
  • University of Idaho
    Environmental Science, Social Science Option
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Chris Dixon, cdixon@uidaho.edu
    http://www.webs.uidaho.edu/envs/
  • University of Oregon
    Environmental Studies Program
    Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D
    Contact person: Kari Norgaard, norgaard@uoregon.edu
    http://envs.uoregon.edu/
  • Western Washington University
    Huxley College of the Environment
    Degrees offered: MS, M.Ed.
    Contact person: Dorene Gould (Program Coordinator), Dorene.Gould@wwu.edu
    http://www.wwu.edu/huxley/

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