Building upon Rutgers’ nationally ranked programs in oceanography, atmospheric science, geological science, geography, and ecology & evolution, EOAS provides graduate students with a whole-system perspective on how Earth’s interior, continents, oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere have interacted through the planet’s history and on how our civilization depends upon these systems. Working in areas ranging from deep-sea ecology to cloud microphysics, from tectonic change to climate change, and from volcanic activity to stratospheric chemistry, EOAS students expand their educational horizons beyond disciplinary boundaries to address some the world’s most pressing scientific questions.
Prospective EOAS students should apply to one or more of the five core graduate programs—atmospheric science, ecology & evolution, geological science, geography, and oceanography—and note their interest in the ESS Certificate. EOAS faculty and staff can help prospective students find the program that is right for them, and the selection is not locked in place—the graduate programs share applications of students who may fit into more than one place.
Prospective students are strongly encourage to contact faculty members whose research they would like to join.
EOAS provides financial support to seventeen first- and second-year Graduate Assistants (GAs) pursuing Ph.D.s in the core EOAS graduate programs. EOAS funding allows students to explore potential research areas across disciplines and develop a transdisciplinary chapter in their dissertation.