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E-IPER's PhD in Environment and Resources Degree Program

✅ Eligibility
- Citizens of any country
- Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree
💰 Funding
Fully funded: all expenses covered + stipend
🗓 Deadlines
Application will open mid-September 2022
Application deadline: November 2, 2022
Stanford University
Stanford University
📍 Stanford,
🗣 English
💰 100% Financial Need Met
🤓 17,000 Students


E-IPER's core courses engage diverse faculty and expose students to current environmental challenges, research design, and a range of qualitative and quantitative methods. Beyond the core courses, the program's course requirements are structured to be rigorous yet flexible, accommodating the needs of a tremendous range of students' interests and skills while serving the principal goal of creating top-notch interdisciplinary researchers. Students obtain expertise in two distinct Fields of Inquiry, the central focus of students’ dissertation research, while also demonstrating a breadth of interdisciplinary understanding related to environment and resources.

Through their research and participation in a variety of workshops, conferences, policy-making proceedings, public education events, entrepreneurial ventures, and other activities, E-IPER students are seeking new knowledge, discoveries, and tools to address some of society's most intractable environmental and resource challenges. 


Regardless of citizenship or financial circumstances, all admitted E-IPER Ph.D. students are guaranteed up to five years of funding, compiled from a variety of sources including teaching assistantships, research assistantships, gifts, and endowed funds. Funding covers 100% of students' expenses.


  1. Electronic Stanford Graduate Application

  2. Statement of Purpose. In your statement, describe your academic and professional preparation for E-IPER, why you are seeking an interdisciplinary graduate program, your research interests and how they will integrate traditional disciplines, and which faculty members might be best suited to advise you.

  3. Faculty of Interest & Supplemental Questions. All E-IPER PhD students have TWO advisors, one to provide expertise on each Field of Inquiry.

  4. GRE and TOEFL Scores (not required) + TOEFL (required)

  5. Letters of Recommendation x3

  6. Transcripts

Application Fees & Waivers

The E-IPER community values global diversity and particularly encourages prospective international students from developing countries to apply. Recognizing that Stanford's $125 application fee may deter some candidates with limited financial means from applying, E-IPER offers a limited number of fee waivers for international students who face a financial hardships that would prevent them from applying to E-IPER.