The Abess Center's Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy program enables students to tap into synergistic research networks across a range of schools and colleges at the University of Miami, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the Miller School of Medicine, the School of Law, School of Communication, School of Architecture, and the College of Engineering. The graduate program draws upon existing interdisciplinary collaborations that have been created by the Abess Center.

Our graduate program targets top caliber students whose demonstrated skills and interests bridge science and societal needs and who seek the theoretical and analytical skills to address complex, human-environment problems from academic and applied perspectives. During the first year, students will receive training in the fundamentals of the methods and theories of environmental and physical sciences, with an emphasis on the possibilities and constraints for integrating science and policy into problem-based research. Students will then focus on core areas that best address their interdisciplinary research problem, with guidance from relevant faculty from across the UM community.