There is strong world demand for scientists, technologists, and engineers with multi-disciplinary training to confront the need for a healthy environment as the global human ecological footprint expands. Whether you are already part of the expanding world of environmental science or are thinking of steering your career toward this exciting, interdisciplinary field, our program will serve your needs. Our students receive top scientific training and diverse professional development opportunities from internationally recognized faculty in world-class facilites. Our graduates are qualified to pursue careers in industry, higher education, and government agencies. We hope you will consider Iowa State University for your graduate studies in environmental science.

— Thomas Isenhart, Program Chair & Director of Graduate Education

Recent News

April 29, 2021

Congratulations to Michelle Soupir, ENVSC affiliated faculty in Ag and Biosystems Engineering, for receiving a Mid-Career Research Award. This award recognizes a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary research performance or scholarship accomplishments as documented by peers or experts in the field.

February 21, 2019

Michelle Soupir, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and an Environmental Science core faculty member,  was named equity advisor for the College of Engineering.

Cooperating Departments

Our students major in Environmental Science and receive a Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from one of our eight cooperating departments.

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering  |  Agronomy  |  Animal Science  |  Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering  |  Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology  |  Geological and Atmospheric Sciences  |  Horticulture  |  Natural Resource Ecology and Management