Doctoral study in NRES involves developing an expertise through course work, professional activities and research experience in one or more of the disciplines described above and using this knowledge to solve and address problems. Illustrating the breadth of NRES, research areas include but are not limited to: aquatic chemistry, environmental education, humans and the environment, natural resource economics, plant physiology and biochemistry, restoration ecology, quantitative analysis, and wildlife ecology. To learn more about degree requirements, consult the NRES Graduate Handbook.

The NRES Ph.D. is one of the options available to students in the Medical Scholars Program.