After completing all coursework and successfully passing the written and oral qualifying exams upon completion of year two, students advance to doctoral candidacy and embark on their doctoral residency and dissertation.
In year three, students begin residencies at businesses, regulatory agencies, private consulting firms, environmental groups, non-profit organizations, government and non-government organizations. The residency provides practical experience in environmental analysis and management, as well as the opportunity to conduct dissertation research under the supervision of a UCLA doctoral committee.
Successful completion of the dissertation and residency results in the award of the Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering (D.Env.).
|Student Name||Host Institution|
|Abraham, Sonali||Pacific Institute|
|Alvarado, Erica||Tetra Tech|
|Bear, Todd||Ecokai Environmental Incorporated|
|Pankratz, Shannon||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles|
|Pham, Tuyet-Le||South Coast Air Quality Management District|
|Sias, Glenn||Southern California Edison|
|Taylor, Jennifer||Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority|
|Toumari, Arman||Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board|
|Zhang, Li||Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning|
An Environmental Science and Engineering dissertation must be scholarly and original work applied towards solving a significant environmental problem. As with Problems Courses, dissertations typically address policy as well as technical dimensions of a particular problem. The dissertation is usually completed in 18-36 months.