The University Of Georgia School of Engineering offers a Ph.D. in Engineering with two interdisciplinary emphases:

  • Resilient Infrastructure Systems Emphasis: Offers students the opportunity to conduct integrative research focused on built and natural infrastructure systems related to transportation, environment and water, energy, and food, and their interconnections. Students may tailor a plan of coursework to their interests by drawing from UGA’s extensive course offerings spanning several engineering disciplines, earth and atmospheric sciences, environmental design, ecology, public health, law and policy, and the social sciences.
  • Environment and Water: Offers students tremendous flexibility in designing a graduate program that builds in-depth skills and breadth of knowledge in their area of interest. Students conduct cutting edge research on a wide range of topics including environmental fluid dynamics, hydrology and hydraulics, water resources management and sustainability, marine ecosystem and coastal ocean circulation models, coupled human-natural systems, solid waste, stream and watershed restoration, drinking water and wastewater treatment, diffuse pollution abatement, systems modeling, and life cycle analysis. The program leverages UGA’s broad strengths in building multidisciplinary teams that include experts in ecology, environmental design, public health, social sciences, and policy.

UGA School of Engineering also offers two M.S. programs with relevant emphasis: Civil Engineering and Environment and Water. In addition to the interdisciplinary graduate degree programs in engineering at UGA, IRIS students can choose from a wide range of graduate degree programs related to resilient infrastructure including the Integrative Conservation PhD, as well as MS and PhD degree programs in ecology, environmental planning and design, water resources, atmospheric sciences, social sciences, and policy. IRIS students work with their interdisciplinary graduate committee to tailor a plan of study to their specific interests and objectives while ensuring both a depth of expertise and breadth of perspective in the social, technical, and environmental dimensions of resilience.

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