University of New Hampshire

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (NRESS)


105 Main St., Thompson Hall

Durham, NH 03824

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (NRESS)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate program in Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (NRESS) is an interdepartmental program offering only the Ph.D. degree for interdisciplinary work in areas related to the understanding and management of the environment in the broadest context. Areas of study include, but are not limited to, ecosystem science, biogeochemical cycling, geochemical systems, atmospheric science, environmental philosophy, forestry, geologic science, hydrology, marine science, oceanography, social science, environmental policy and ethics, environmental education, and multidisciplinary natural resources management.

The NRESS Ph.D. program offers two degree options:

  • Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES)
  • Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science (EES)


UNH is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

International Student Requirements:

Non-native English speaking International applicants are required to submit TOEFL examination scores. Demonstration of a sufficient level of English Language proficiency is a prerequisite for admission. Submitted scores that fall below our minimum requirement will be considered unacceptable and grounds for denying admission.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

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