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.
The complexity of contemporary challenges – ranging from climate change and biodiversity loss to social segregation and rising inequality – has inspired a new collaborative and problem-solving field of research and practice called sustainability science. The concept of sustainability science articulates a new vision of harnessing knowledge from science and society for more effective problem solving.
The PhD in Sustainability Science (SSCI) program seeks to develop world class sustainability scientists who take a transdisciplinary approach to identifying critical social-environmental challenges, and who work toward formulating and implementing innovative solutions that support decision making, policy development, and best practices both locally and globally.
Students in the SSCI program will complete the following components to earn their degree:
- Core and elective course work (2 terms)
- Comprehensive examination (1 term)
- Research proposal development (1 term)
- Dissertation writing (7 terms)
- Submission and defence of dissertation (1 term)
The PhD in Sustainability Science is designed to be completed in 4 years (12 terms). Students who complete these requirements will earn the designation of Doctor of Philosophy.
- 12 terms (4 years)
This program is funded for the defined length above as outlined on our financial page.
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