Department of Environmental Sciences

 

Graduate DEGREE PROGRAMS

We offer graduate degrees with competitive assistant-ship stipends and tuition waivers!

An Ideal Laboratory

Few universities have the fertile research environment that The University of Toledo offers. Toledo's location near Lake Erie and its diverse ecosystems — from wetlands to savannahs and woodlands — provide a rich laboratory and opportunities for hands-on field work near campus:

Our primary strengths in graduate education and research are in:

  • Aquatic, landscape, microbial, plant, soil and systems ecology
  • Earth surface processes 

Research in other areas of both ecology and geology are also conducted. Much of this research occurs in the Toledo region and often in other parts of the U.S. and the world.

Additional Information

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To be admitted to the Department of Environmental Sciences graduate program, a student must meet the entrance requirements for both the Department and Graduate College and also be accepted by a faculty member who will serve as their research advisor. Prior to applying, students should investigate the teaching and research activities of the faculty. Students are also encouraged to contact faculty members directly, by either email or telephone, to inquire about their research interests and possible opportunities available in their research lab.  

The University of Toledo is a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral-Research University and a member of Ohio's State University System. The beautiful main campus is located in an outlying residential area of the city. After its merger in 2006 with the Medical University of Ohio, the University of Toledo became the third largest public university in the state in terms of its operating budget.  

For further information, contact:

Scott Heckathorn, Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Student Coordinator
Bowman-Oddy, #3001F
419.530.4328
scott.heckathorn@utoledo.edu

Jeanine Refsnider, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
Bowman-Oddy, #3007C
419.530.2664
jeanine.refsnider@utoledo.edu

 

 

 

Last Updated: 9/9/22