Environmental Science and Engineering is a field within the Engineering Sciences area of study at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prospective students apply through GSAS; in the online application, select “Engineering and Applied Sciences” as your program choice and select "PhD Engineering Sciences: Environmental Science and Engineering" in the Area of Study menu.
Environmental science and engineering is an interdisciplinary program with the common goal of understanding, predicting, and responding to human-induced environmental change.
Environmental scientists at Harvard address environmental issues such as global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, and local and regional air and water pollution. This work requires perspectives from a diverse set of scientific disciplines, including atmospheric physics and chemistry, oceanography, glaciology, hydrology, geophysics, ecology, and biogeochemistry.
Graduate students in environmental science and engineering work with faculty researching:
- Atmospheric Chemistry
- Biogeochemical Cycles
- Climate Change
- Climate Dynamics
- Energy Resources and Energy Systems
- Global Contaminants
- Ice Dynamics and Sea Level
- Planetary Sciences
- Solar Geoengineering