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Rochester Institute of Technology

PhD Program in Sustainability

Rochester, NY

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Overview

Rochester Institute of Technology / PhD Program in Sustainability is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

37
Applied
7
Accepted
7
Enrolled
19%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (recommended); one year of college science and one year of college mathematics, including calculus and statistics; personal statement of educational objectives; resume; at least two letters of recommendation.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

23
Total Graduate Students
60%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.35%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 30%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.35%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (39%)
Female (60%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Renewable energy and energy policy; food systems; material extraction and recycling; green transportation and logistics; eco-design and circular economy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 111 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY  14623-5603
United States
Contact Prof. Thomas Trabold
Head, Sustainability Department/Associate Professor
Email: info@sustainability.rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-4696

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