PhD Programs in Virginia

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Ecological Sciences - PhD

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

The primary goal of the doctoral program in ecological sciences is to provide advanced training in ecological, evolutionary and integrative biology. The program has notable strengths in a broad range...

Entomology - PhD

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

The Department of Entomology provides professional expertise concerning arthropods to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world. Our scientists explore the diversity, benefits and risks of insects everywhere, in our...

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech is one of the top programs in the science and management of natural resources in the United States. Graduate...

Marine Science - PhD

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA

The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are designed for students who wish to pursue science-focused careers at an advanced level.  The School of Marine Science offers diverse course work in marine...

Environmental Sciences - PhD

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

The Department of Environmental Sciences is an academic department offering instruction and conducting research in the areas of ecology, geosciences, hydrology, and atmospheric sciences. This unique juxtaposition of several sciences...

Environmental Science and Public Policy - PhD

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Our graduates contribute to the solution of complex environmental problems, which require the development of knowledge and skills in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of scientific data, as well as...

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences - PhD

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

The Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation offers one of the leading programs of its type. The comprehensive curriculum covers fisheries and wildlife biology and ecology, habitat analysis, and human...

Oceanography & Coastal Sciences - PhD

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

The Ph.D degree follows the traditional path of original research in the field of oceanography. The emphasis areas are biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography, and the earth and geological...

Biology - PhD

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA


The primary objective of the Ph.D. program in Biology is to train scientists and scholars to perceive fundamental biological problems and to investigate them successfully. Predoctoral students undertake a diversified program of...

Integrative Life Sciences - PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

The doctoral program in integrative life sciences is a flexible, interdisciplinary program designed for students seeking new ways to answer emerging research questions. While still centered on a core academic...