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PhD ENEP

 

PH.D. IN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY (PH.D/ENEP)
Administered by the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy

I. Required 1st Year Theory Courses: (2 required 3-credit seminars)

ENEP 821 Technology, Environment and Society
ENEP 820 International Perspectives on Energy & Environmental Policy

II. Methods Requirement: (6 credits of methodology course work are selected from the following list of three-credit courses)

Courses satisfying the Methodology Requirement include:

ECON 801 Microeconomic Theory
ECON 802 Macroeconomic Theory
ENWC 615 Wildlife Research Techniques
FREC 682 Special Analysis of Natural Resources
GEOG 670 Geographic Information Systems and Science
GEOG 671 Advanced Geographic Info Systems
MAST 681 Remote Sensing of Environment
ORES 801 Optimization Models & Methods
POSC 816 Advanced Social Research
UAPP/POSC 801 Processes of Social Inquiry
UAPP 816 Advanced Social Statistics

For individuals with strong backgrounds in economics, the following three credit methods courses may be added to the above list for selection:

ECON 810 Mathematics for Economists
ECON 822 Econometric Theory
ECON 823 Seminar in Econometrics

III. Social Science Requirement: (6 credits of social science course work are selected from the following list of three-credit courses)

Courses satisfying the Social Science Requirement include:

ENEP 625 Energy Policy and Administration
ENEP 626 Climate Change: Science, Policy and Political Economy
ENEP 802 Electricity Policy and Planning
ENEP 810 Political Economy of the Environment
ENEP 824 Sustainable Energy Policy and Planning
ENEP 666 Special Problem: Topics in Energy Policy
ENEP 666 Special Problem: Topics in Political Economy of Energy & Environment
ENEP 666 Special Problem: Topics in Sustainable Development
ENEP 666 Special Problem: Comparative Environmental Politics
ENEP 868 Research: Environmental Justice Issues
ENEP 868 Research: Political Economy of Energy & Environment
ENEP 868 Research: Sustainable Development Issues
ENEP 868 Research: Sustainable Energy Policy
ENEP 868 Research: Sustainable Water Policy
ENEP 870 Readings: Climate Change Politics and Policy
ENEP 870 Readings: Ecofeminism
ENEP 870 Readings: Energy Economics
ENEP 870 Readings: Energy and Gender
ENEP 870 Readings: Energy Policy
ENEP 870 Readings: Environmental Ethics
ENEP 870 Readings: Environmental Justice
ENEP 870 Readings: Political Economy of Energy & Environment
ENEP 870 Readings: Postmodernism and Environmentalism
ENEP 870 Readings: Sustainable Development
ENEP 870 Readings: Sustainable Energy Options
ENEP 870 Readings: Sustainable Water Options

ECON 862 Topics in Industrial Organization and Regulation
GEOG 622 Resources, Development and the Environment
MAST670 U.S. Ocean and Costal Policy
MAST/ECON 675 Economics of Natural Resources
MAST/ECON 676 Environmental Economics
MAST 677 International Ocean & Environmental Policy
POSC 656 Politics and Disaster
POSC/UAPP 818 Environmental Policy and Administration
POSC/SOCI 866 Special Problem: Issues in Disaster Research
POSC/ENEP 868 Research: Environmental Policy
POSC/ENEP 870 Readings: Environmental Policy
SOCI 671 Disasters, Vulnerability and Development
UAPP 611 Regional Watershed Management
UAPP/GEOG 628 Issues in Land Use and Environmental Planning

Note: Not all courses on the above list are offered annually.

IV. Science, Engineering and Public Policy Requirement: (3 credits)

Students complete the science, engineering and public policy requirement by choosing a three-credit graduate course (including tutorial courses with a number such as 666, 868 or 870) in a natural science or engineering related topic to meet the science, engineering and public policy requirement. The course must be taken with a member of the University’s science or engineering faculty and should be linked to the student’s research interest. Examples include (but are not limited to):

BISC 631 Practice of Science
BISC 637 Population Ecology
BREG 666 Special Problem: Science & Engineering Aspects of Agricultural Systems
BREG 666 Special Problem: Science & Engineering Aspects of Water Systems
CIEG 632 Chemical Aspects: Environmental Engineering
CIEG 636 Biological Aspects: Environmental Engineering
CIEG 654 Urban Transportation Planning
ELEG 620 Solar Electric Systems: Engineering and Science Aspects
ELEG 628 Solar Energy Technology and Applications
ENWC 620 Behavioral Ecology
MAST 606 Ocean & Atmosphere Remote Sensing

V. Qualifying Examination in Theory, Methodology and Policy Analysis

Doctoral students are required to stand for and pass the Qualifying Examination in Theory, Methodology and Policy Analysis at the conclusion of the first year of study. The Examination is prepared by a committee of the ENEP core faculty and is chaired by the ENEP program director. Students receiving a conditional pass or failing grade cannot continue further in the program until they have achieved a passing grade (based either on completion of remedial work or re-examination, as specified by the examination committee). Only one re-examination is permitted.

VI. Concentration or Specialization Requirement (15 credit hours, including the 3-credit Doctoral Research Paper – ENEP 863)*

Courses not taken from the list under Section III. above can be used to build a concentration/specialization. Coursework other than offerings listed in Section III. can be included with the approval of the student’s advisor.

VII. Doctoral Dissertation (Includes 9 credits of registration for doctoral research supervision – ENEP 969)

The Ph.D. in ENEP is awarded upon the successful defense of the dissertation before a committee of four faculty, two of whom – including the chair – must be selected from the core faculty of the ENEP Program. At least one committee member must be selected from non-ENEP core faculty and may hold an appointment from another institution. It is expected that an external faculty member from another institution with expertise in the regional focus of the dissertation will be selected when the research concerns an international topic. The defense of the dissertation is conducted as a public examination. The committee must determine that the work represents a distinctive contribution to the field and meets standards of scholarship and research expected for the award of a Ph.D. in the field.

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