Joint PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology Program By San Diego State University |Top Universities

Joint PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology

Joint PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology

San Diego State University

San Diego State University, San Diego , United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    1001-1200
  • Study Level PHD
  • Duration 24 months

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The EPA offers a doctoral degree in Ecology that is run jointly by SDSU and the Ecology Graduate Group at University of California, Davis. The principal objective of the Joint Doctoral Program in Ecology (JDPE) is to provide an environment of excellence in Ecology research, teaching and mentoring for our students. To meet this objective, students will attend both SDSU and UC Davis, and will have both an SDSU major advisor and a UC Davis mentor. The joint nature of the doctoral program offers two primary advantages. First, students benefit from contact and expertise in and outside of the classroom with faculty members of two strong ecology programs. Second, across the two campuses, students have the opportunity to access facilities and field sites in nearly all the major biomes of California. Faculty in the EPA at SDSU focuses their research on all aspects of ecology. We have particular strengths in quantitative ecology, conservation ecology, coastal marine ecology, and ecosystem ecology and global change. For more information, see Focal Areas within the EPA. JDPE students spend their first year at SDSU with their advisor to begin preparation of a thesis proposal. The student then moves to UCD for additional course work in preparation for the Qualifying Examination. On return to SDSU, the thesis research is completed, and the dissertation is presented. The Ph.D. degree is awarded jointly by SDSU and UCD. Faculty in the Ecology Program Area conduct research in nearly all areas of ecology, but specialize in the following three focal areas: Conservation and Restoration Ecology, Coastal Marine Ecology and Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change.