PhD in Applied Science and Technology

Applied Science & Technology (AST) PhD Program Graduates will possess the technical and leadership skills high in demand in the competitive global job market

We are focused on providing students interested in a challenging, interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) graduate education with an intellectually-stimulating, culturally-diverse, rewarding, and societally relevant career development experience.

AST offers a PhD degree in the following concentrations:

  • Atmospheric, Environmental and Energy Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Bioscience
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Data Science and Analytics


Energy and Environment Manager
Energy and Utilities Manager
Energy Efficiency Manager
Sustainability and ENERGY Engineer

Earning Potential

An Environmental Scientist earns an average salary of $97,000 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. 
Salary Range:  $68,000 to $124,000


Keith Schimmel, Chair
Applied Science & Technology PhD Program
College of Arts & Sciences
Gibbs Hall, Room 301
(336) 285-2329