Environmental Science and Engineering, D. Env.
UCLA's innovative professional doctorate program in Environmental Science and Engineering Program (ESE) provides practical education for tomorrow's environmental problem solvers.
Today's environmental professionals need scientific, engineering, and policy skills to translate our collective resolve and resources into effective environmental action. Such environmental professionals are at the cutting edge. This Program focuses on the critical environmental questions of the day: problems that transcend state and national borders, yet also have local relevance.
Both the research and instruction recognize the interconnections between soil, air, water and biota, as well as the interdependence of human and ecological health. Equally important, the Program emphasizes the interactions and interdependencies between science, engineering, public policy, economics and law in the protection of the environment and public health.
As of Fall 2012, the program is administered by the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and offered in collaboration with twelve academic departments in the College of Letters and Science and the Schools of Engineering, Management, Public Health, Public Policy and Law.
Research and training activities are both experimental and analytical in nature, often involving laboratory or field studies but also modeling and policy analysis. First year ESE students take a series of core and breadth courses in different academic departments which participate in the program. In their second year, ESE students work on an applied, interdisciplinary research project (a "Problems Course") with a Program faculty member.
Because the D.Env. is more multidisciplinary than a traditional Ph.D. degree, the Program substitutes a doctoral internship experience in a governmental agency, a national laboratory or the private sector for the traditional extended research training period on campus. D.Env. candidates must nonetheless complete a scholarly research project during their internship that results in a dissertation approved by their UCLA doctoral committee.
See images and video from the Oct. 27th celebration and Environmental Science and Engineering Program archive here.
"The value of the ESE program is best exemplified by the success of its graduates and the leadership positions many now hold in the U.S. and around the world."
-Steve Kahane, ESE alumni, President and CEO, International Coatings
Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012