Center For Energy and Environmental Studies – Graduate Degree Program

Boston University


The Department of Earth & Environment offers graduate training emphasizing both theory and application. Research foci include both natural and social sciences, with emphasis on quantitative methods. Analytical rigor provides graduates with flexibility for choosing careers in academics and government; in environmental, economic, and resource-analysis; in remote sensing and GIS; and with research institutes, consulting firms, and international organizations.

Graduate students in the department work closely with faculty to develop their theses, which typically focus on one of three research foci: (1) energy-environmental systems and policy; (2) remote sensing and geographic information systems; and (3) physical geography emphasizing biogeography, biophysical ecology, climatology, and hydrology. Student research typically builds upon faculty research interests and funding, which provides students with opportunities to work on cutting-edge research and to participate in national and international research communities by attending and participating in scientific meetings and workshops.


  • Institution Name: Boston University
  • Department: Earth and Environment
  • Address: 685 Commonwealth Avenue, CAS 130, Boston, MA 02215
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  • Name: Nora Jane Watson
  • Title: Graduate Program Coordinator
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  • Phone: 617-353-2529