To help meet the need for scientifically trained specialists able to move effectively between the worlds of coastal research, policy and management, East Carolina University offers the Ph.D. program in coastal resources management.
This multidisciplinary program builds on a strong tradition of coastal research at ECU, proximity to the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system and the Outer Banks, and the expertise of faculty from some sixteen different academic departments.
The program provides a unique, integrated, multidisciplinary approach to coastal studies that emphasizes science and public policy; nurtures skills in the acquisition, interpretation and synthesis of scientific information on coastal environments and populations; fosters pursuit of individual interest in the context of a structured, but flexible, program of classroom instruction, field research, work experience, and a doctoral dissertation; draws on a supportive, collaborative faculty from some sixteen academic departments, plus close ties to marine science faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, North Carolina State University, and Duke University; provides the academic basis for students seeking resource management careers in government agencies, private firms, nonprofit organizations and interdisciplinary educational programs.
Welcome to the Coastal Resource Management PhD program webpages. We are an exciting and unique PhD degree program. Our students get solid training in coastal natural sciences (e.g. coastal geosciences, coastal ecosystems) and also in applications of social sciences (e.g. coastal economics and the human dimensions of the coast). They go on to conduct research integrating both the natural and social sciences. At a time when thousands of PhDs from specific disciplines are competing for few jobs in academia, the CRM program boasts a greater than 90% employment rate for its graduates.
A link to an interview about the CRM PhD program on Greenville Public Access Television can be found here:
I hope you will have a look at the link and our webpages.
Please contact me, the other faculty, or any of the students if you have any questions about our program.