College of Science and Technology

Ph.D. in Applied Science and Technology

Applied Science & Technology (AST) Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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, Director
Applied Science & Technology Ph.D. Program
College of Arts & Sciences
Gibbs Hall, Room 301
(336) 285-2329