Sustainability Science (PhD)

The PhD in Sustainability Science aims to cultivate a sustainable and equitable future by offering a state-of-the-art education that integrates rigorous scientific practice with an understanding of the unique linkages between humans and the environment.

Entry point:

  • September

Duration:

  • 12 terms (4 years)

This program is funded for the defined length above as outlined on our financial page.

Application deadline:

  • January 14

*Please note* – Applications for the Fall 2022 entry point will open on October 8th.


Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit:

    1. WRITTEN STATEMENT OF INTENT

    Your written statement of intent must be written in English. This should be a formal essay (with cited references in text) that describes your motivation to enroll in the program, plans for your independent research and/or how this program will advance your professional and academic aspirations.

    2. CURRICULUM VITAE

    This document should include your education, employment, teaching and research activities/experience, publications (if any), and awards and/or scholarships.

    3. LIST OF SUPERVISORS

    In your OUAC application, you will be required to include a ranked list of three faculty members who have agreed to supervise your research in principle.

    4. THREE ACADEMIC REFERENCES

    References should be from qualified academic scholars attesting to, and documenting, your potential for doctoral level study/research. For more information on reference requirements and procedures, click here.

    5. TRANSCRIPTS

    Please note that if you have an undergraduate and/or graduate degree from Brock University you do not need to send in your transcripts. Transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions are required.

    6. PROOF OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (IF APPLICABLE)

    For more information about English Proficiency requirements, click here.

Career outcomes

  • Government Agencies
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Research Think Tanks
  • Community Planning with Municipalities
  • Post Secondary Institutions
  • Energy Sector
  • Sustainability Consultancy
  • Post-Doctoral Studies
  • Public Affairs and Communications