The Earth and Ecosystem Science (EES) doctoral program at Central Michigan University provides advanced scientific training in interdisciplinary sciences. EES at CMU employs a systems-level approach to evaluate the physical, chemical, geological and biological structure and function of various natural environments. In this research-intensive degree program, students develop projects that investigate patterns and processes that regulate environmental variations across a range of temporal and spatial scales.
Research Opportunities and Assistantships
The EES doctoral program is research-intensive and each student will conduct research to earn his or her degree. The program has two full years of GA support for every admitted student. One new-to-CMU faculty has a 4-year funded research assistant position focused on meteorology. Teaching assistantships positions are also available to allow students to be funded beyond the initial two years of graduate assistant support. Check with your preferred faculty mentor (see below) for possible, grant-based funding opportunities.
Admission to the EES program requires students to connect and communicate with a potential faculty mentor/advisor before applying to the program. A list of faculty members can be found
on our website.
After that, students should submit the following application materials online:
- CMU graduate application;
- Official transcripts of B.S. and M.S. degrees;
- Official GRE scores;
- A personal statement;
- Three (3) letters of recommendation;
- And a resume/CV
International students will also need to provide evidence of English proficiency.
All application materials must be received by February 1 of each year in order to be considered for admission for the following fall semester.
Students in the EES doctoral program will be required to write a dissertation, and there is an expectation that this will lead to publishing their research in a peer-reviewed journal.