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The goal of the PEI graduate program is to broaden the educational perspective of doctoral students working on environmental research. Science and engineering students are offered the opportunity to expand their disciplinary focus by exploring policy aspects of their environmental research. Similarly students in the humanities and social science may spend a year studying environmental science related to their research topic. The PEI graduate program encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty and students, and helps forge links among the many departments in a sciences and humanities involved in the study of the environment. Students are based in a home department, but they can participate in research and teaching in environmental science, technology, and policy with faculty from across the campus.
The PEI graduate program values fundamental disciplinary strengths while providing avenues for students to reach across disciplinary lines to solve environmental problems.
Please note: students cannot be admitted to Princeton University through the Environmental Science Interdepartmental Graduate Certificate Program since it is not a degree program. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree at Princeton University must apply for admission to a regular graduate degree-granting program by completing the electronic application form provided on the Graduate School website. PEI should be listed as the interdepartmental program of choice.
Princeton graduate students are encouraged to include graduate courses on environmental topics in their program of study. Students are able to select from PEI-sponsored graduate courses as well as courses in affiliated programs.
For students conducting research with a highly environmental component it is suggested the dissertation committee include at least one PEI faculty member from a department other than the student’s home department.
Seminars and Colloquia
In addition to courses, students attend colloquia related to their interests. PEI offers a weekly faculty session, a monthly graduate seminar series, and a yearly poster session to foster interdisciplinary exchanges and encourage a spirit of cohesiveness among program students.
Daniel I. Rubenstein
Ian C. Bourg, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton Environmental Institute
Michael A. Celia, Civil and Environmental Engineering
William A. Gleason, English
Lars O. Hedin, also Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Melissa S. Lane, Politics
Robert Nixon, English, Princeton Environmental Institute
Michael Oppenheimer, Woodrow Wilson School, Geosciences, Princeton Environmental Institute
Laure Resplandy, Geosciences, Princeton Environmental Institute
Daniel I. Rubenstein, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Courses listed below are graduate-level courses that have been approved by the program’s faculty as well as the Curriculum Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School as permanent course offerings. Permanent courses may be offered by the department or program on an ongoing basis, depending on curricular needs, scheduling requirements, and student interest. Not listed below are undergraduate courses and one-time-only graduate courses, which may be found for a specific term through the Registrar’s website. Also not listed are graduate-level independent reading and research courses, which may be approved by the Graduate School for individual students.