Graduate Programs

We have compiled a list of graduate programs in environmental sociology and environmental studies. If your college or university offers an environmental sociology or environmental studies concentration at the graduate level, please send information on your program to the section’s webmaster, Nathan Lindstedt, at nathan.lindstedt@wsu.edu.

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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), fdeyo@binghamton.edu
    http://www.binghamton.edu/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, j_timmons_roberts@brown.edu
    http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Sociology/
  • California State University – Sacramento
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: Judson R. Landis, lindan@csus.edu
    http://www.csus.edu/soc/
  • Cornell University
    Department of Development Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Max J. Pfeffer, mjp5@cornell.edu
    http://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu
  • Duquesne University
    Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: Joseph D. Yenerall, socialpolicy@duq.edu
    http://www.policycenter.duq.edu
  • Florida International University
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Laura Ogden, ogdenl@fiu.edu
    http://www.fiu.edu/orgs/socant/
  • 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
  • North Dakota State University
    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Emergency Management
    Degrees offered: M.S. in Sociology; M.S. and Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management and Env. & Conservation Sci.
    Contact person: Chris Biga, chris.biga@ndsu.edu
    http://www.ndsu.edu/saem/
  • 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), p.brown@neu.edu
    Daniel Faber (Director, NEJRC), d.faber@neu.edu
    http://www.northeastern.edu/socant/
  • 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
  • Ohio State University
    School of Environment and Natural Resources
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Jeff Sharp (faculty) , sharp.123@osu.edu
    http://www.senr.osu.edu
  • Oklahoma State University
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Sharon Bird, Sharon.Bird@okstate.edu
    http://sociology.okstate.edu/
  • 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/
  • Sam Houston State University
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: Alessandro Bonanno, soc_aab@shsu.edu
    http://www.shsu.edu/sociology
  • Simon Fraser University
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Jane Pulkingham, kwhiteb@sfu.ca
    http://www.sfu.ca/sociology/
  • Texas State University
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A., M.S.
    Contact person: Chad Smith, clsmith@txstate.edu
    http://www.soci.txstate.edu/
  • University of Alberta
    Department of Rural Economy
    Degrees offered: M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Rural and Resource Sociology with emphasis on environment
    Contact person: Debra Davidson, debra.davidson@ualberta.ca
    http://www.re.ualberta.ca/
  • University of Alberta
    Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Rural/Environmental Sociology
    Contact person: Debra Davidson, ddavidso@ualberta.ca
    http://www.rees.ualberta.ca/
  • University of Arizona
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: MA, PhD
    Contact person: Al Bergesen , albert@email.arizona.edu
    http://sociology.arizona.edu/
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: MA, PhD
    Contact person: Neil Guppy (Department Head), guppy@mail.ubc.ca
    www.soci.ubc.ca
  • 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 Florida
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Brian Mayer, bmayer@soc.ufl.edu
    http://www.soc.ufl.edu/
  • University of Illinois
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: Ph.D. (Students earn an M.A. as they work toward their Ph.D.)
    Contact person: Zsuzsa Gille, gille@illinois.edu
    http://www.sociology.illinois.edu/
  • University of Maryland
    Program for Society and Environment
    Degrees offered: Ph.D.
    Contact person: Dana R. Fisher (Director, Program for Society and the Environment), drfisher@umd.edu
    http://www.cse.umd.edu/
  • University of Maryland
    Program for Society and Environment
    Degrees offered: Ph.D.
    Contact person: Dana R. Fisher (Director, Program for Society and the Environment), drfisher@umd.edu
    http://www.cse.umd.edu/
  • University of Minnesota
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: PhD
    Contact person: Jeffrey Broadbent , broad001@umn.edu
    http://www.soc.umn.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 Nebraska-Lincoln
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D.
    Contact person: J. Allen Williams, Jr., jwilliams2@unl.edu
    http://soc.unl.edu/
  • 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 New Orleans
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: H. David Allen, hallen@uno.edu
    http://www.soci.uno.edu
  • University of North Carolina – Greensboro
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: Julie V. Brown, jvbrown@uncg.edu
    http://www.uncg.edu/soc/
  • University of South Alabama
    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
    Degrees offered: M.A.
    Contact person: J. Steven Picou, spicou@usouthal.edu
    http://www.southalabama.edu/syansw
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Scott Frey, rfrey2@utk.edu
    http://web.utk.edu/~utsocdep/
  • 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
  • Vanderbilt University
    Department of Sociology
    Degrees offered: Ph.D. (Students earn an M.A. as they work toward their Ph.D.)
    Contact person: David Hess, david.j.hess@vanderbilt.edu
    www.vanderbilt.edu/sociology
  • 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
  • Cornell University
    Department of Natural Resources
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Steven Wolf, saw44@cornell.edu
    http://dnr.cornell.edu
  • Duke University
    The Nicholas School of the Environment
    Degrees offered: Masters of Environmental Management, PhD
    Contact person: Meg Stephens , meg.stephens@duke.edu
    http://www.nicholas.duke.edu
  • East Carolina University
    Institute for Interdisciplinary Coastal Science and Policy
    Degrees offered: Ph.D. in Coastal Resource Management
    Contact person: Hans Vogelsong, vogelsongh@ecu.edu
    http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/crm/index.cfm
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    School of Public Policy – Concentration in Environmental and Energy Policy
    Degrees offered: MA, PhD
    Contact person: Gordon Kingsley , gordon.kingsley@pubpolicy.gatech.edu
    http://www.spp.gatech.edu/aboutus/focusarea/eep
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Department of Urban Studies and Planning
    Degrees offered: MCP, M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Xenia Kumph, epprequest@mit.edu
    http://web.mit.edu/dusp/epp/
  • Michigan State University
    Envrionmental Science and Policy Program
    Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Joe Arvai, arvai@msu.edu
    http://environment.msu.edu/
  • Michigan Technological University
    Environmental and Energy Policy Program
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Carol MacLennan, camac@mtu.edu
    http://www.ss.mtu.edu/EP/index.html
  • Ohio State University
    School of Environment and Natural Resources
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Amy Schmidt, enrgrad@osu.edu
    http://www.senr.osu.edu
  • Ohio University
    Environmental Studies
    Degrees offered: M.S.
    Contact person: Nancy Manring (Director, Environmental Studies Certificate Program) , manring@ohio.edu
    http://www.ohio.edu/envstu/
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Science and Technology Studies Department
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Abby Kinchy, kincha@rpi.edu
    http://www.rpi.edu/dept/sts/
  • 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/
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    Department of Environmental Studies
    Degrees offered: M.S., M.P.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Jack Manno, jpmanno@esf.edu
    http://www.esf.edu/es/graduate.htm
  • Texas State University
    Sustainability Studies
    Degrees offered: M.A., M.S. in Sustainability Studies
    Contact person: Chad Smith, clsmith@txstate.edu
    http://www.soci.txstate.edu/
  • The Evergreen State College
    Graduate Program on the Environment
    Degrees offered: MES
    Contact person: Gail Wootan, wootang@evergreen.edu
    http://www.evergreen.edu/mes
  • Tufts University
    Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
    Degrees offered: M.A., M.P.P.
    Contact person: Julian Agyeman, julian.agyeman@tufts.edu
    http://ase.tufts.edu/uep/
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Resource Management and Environment Studies Program;Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
    Degrees offered: PhD
    Contact person: Robin Ryan (Program Manager), robin.ryan@ubc.ca
    http://www.ires.ubc.ca/
  • 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 Kansas
    Environmental Studies Program
    Degrees offered: Graduate Certificate in Environmental Studies
    Contact person: Christopher Brown (Director), jcbrown2@ku.edu
    http://esp.ku.edu/index.shtml
  • University of Maryland
    Program for Society and the Environment
    Degrees offered: PhD
    Contact person: Dana Fisher, Director, drfisher@umd.edu
    www.pse.umd.edu
  • University of Oregon
    Environmental Studies Program
    Degrees offered: M.A., Ph.D
    Contact person: Kari Norgaard, norgaard@uoregon.edu
    http://envs.uoregon.edu/
  • University of Pennsylvania
    College of Liberal and Professional Studies
    Degrees offered: Master of Environmental Studies
    Contact person: Yvette Bordeaux, bordeaux@sas.upenn.edu
    http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/mes
  • 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, rob@uri.edu
    http://web.uri.edu/maf
  • Virginia Tech
    Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
    Degrees offered: PhD and MS in Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation with concentration in Human Dimensions
    Contact person: Marc J. Stern, mjstern@vt.edu
    http://www.frec.vt.edu/students/grad/index.html
  • Virginia Tech – National Capital Region
    Science and Technology Studies
    Degrees offered: M.S., Ph.D.
    Contact person: Barbara Allen, ballen@vt.edu
    http://www.sts.vt.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/
  • Yale University
    School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
    Degrees offered: Ph.D., MEM, MESc
    Contact person: Justin Farrell, justin.farrell@yale.edu
    http://www.environment.yale.edu
  • York University
    Faculty of Environmental Studies
    Degrees offered: Masters, PhD
    Contact person: Stefan Kipfer (Program Coordinator), kipfer@yorku.ca
    http://fes.yorku.ca