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Description of Sustainability PhD

RIT Sustainability PhD

Sustainability PhD - Rochester Institute of Technology

Through this PhD, students will gain advanced skills and knowledge in sustainable production systems, namely alternative-energy development, sustainable mobility, sustainable production and eco-IT. Students will explore processes involved in the creation and delivery of goods and services that are non-polluting, conserving of energy and natural resources, economically viable and safe for workers, communities and consumers.

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Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in sustainability, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (course work must include at least one year of college science and one year of college mathematics including calculus and statistics)
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Submit the following:
    • A personal statement of educational objectives
    • A current resume or curriculum vitae
    • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Official transcripts of previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
    • At least two letters of academic and/or professional recommendation.
  • Participate in a personal interview with the faculty committee (by teleconference if necessary)
  • Complete a graduate application.

International students

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based) are required. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores are accepted in place of the TOEFL. Minimum scores vary, however, the absolute minimum score required for unconditional acceptance is 6.5.

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Degree & diploma

Graduates of this program will be awarded a PhD in Sustainability.

Tuition & fees

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

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Rochester Institute of Technology

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