of the Environment at JU offers graduate students a wide range of classroom
experiences, field research opportunities, and interactions with decision
makers facing real-world environmental challenges; and we also provides the
opportunities for graduate students who intend to pursue a professional degree
in Ph.D. degree. The faculty in this school are committed to the holistic
development of the next generation of environmental leaders in academia,
business, public agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s).
a successful applicant who intends to study at School of the Environment for
Ph.D. degree at JU, he/she should satisfy the following requirements:
M. S. degree in the field of environmental science/engineering, or the relevant
disciplines, such as Microbiology, Chemistry, Ecology, Bioengineering, etc.,
from an accredited university.
The transcripts from all accredited universities attended verifying and
documenting graduation with GPA at least 3.0.
Two recommendation references to support your application from persons who know
you well in your professional career.
English capability to meet the minimum requirements for a degree study at JU,
including the skills in reading, oral communication, as well as writing, is
Meet other university’s admission requirements
Advisory Committee and supervisory
Ph.D. students should be directed by a qualified major supervisor (Ph.D.
graduate faculty), as well as a committee panel containing several qualified
co-advisors/committee members. The Advisory Committee initially consists of at
least 4 members of the Graduate Faculty, including the Major Advisor, who acts
as the chair. At least 2 members must be from the School of the Environment,
with at least 1 of these being a full member of the Graduate Faculty. The
remaining 2 members may be from School of Environment or another college, with
1 being a full member of the Graduate Faculty. If the student declares a minor,
1 committee member must be from the minor department. The committee should be
established by the end of the second semester of the student’s graduate career.
Duration of Study and Credit Requirements
Ph.D. candidate should submit his/her dissertation for defense within 3-5 years
after initiating a Ph. D program. The students should finish the required
course credits that must be at least a total of 15 credits. Moreover, every
student is also required to commit several presentations/lectures that are
closely relevant to his/her research project, attend academic
conferences/workshops for at least 15 times, which will be counted for 3
credits of this seminar course. In addition, the required course credits can be
added beyond the total required course credits if that is necessary in terms of
your knowledge background and the research project in which you will involve.
Dissertation Research Proposal and Program of Study Review
graduate students are required to initiate their dissertation study project
prior to the end of the second semester. The medium-term examination for
dissertation project is generally scheduled in the fourth semester. Other
following schedules relevant to your graduate study could be found from the
Overseas Education College (OEC) at Jiangsu University.
the end of the first year, students are required to have a research proposal
and program of study accepted by his/her Graduate Advisory Committee. A list of
completed courses and those proposed to meet school requirements should also be
prepared. Please see the GUIDE FOR THESES AND DISSERTATION RESEARCH PROPOSAL
AND PLAN OF STUDY in Appendix of this file. A meeting of the Advisory Committee
should be convened by the student to discuss their proposal and course work.
Dissertation and Publication Requirements
graduate student is required to publish at least two research papers in the
relevant SCI/EI journals prior to being eligible to apply a dissertation
defense. The dissertation must demonstrate a mastery of research techniques,
ability to perform original and independent research, and skill in formulating
conclusions that enlarge upon or modify accepted ideas.
Ph.D. programs in Environmental Science and Engineering
Environmental Ecology and Environmental Remediation
* Environmental Chemistry and Novel
Materials applied for Environmental Protection
Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization for Fuels and Chemicals
Monitoring and Controlling Technologies Applied for Environment Protection
Equipment Advancement for Pollution Control
Credits and Course Work
and required courses
Overview of chinese
environmental monitoring technology
environmental microbiology and engineering
biotechnology in environmental science
Select at least 2 of the listed courses
in environmental science and engineering
* The listed courses
can be selected in terms of the requirements from your major advisor.
from a foreign country can apply a variety of Chinese government scholarship
that may fully or partially support your degree study at JU. For further
information regarding these scholarships supplied from Chinese government, you
can surf on the website of Overseas Education College (OEC), JU, at
http://oec.ujs.edu.cn/pub/eng/Scholarship/GS/. In addition to apply these
funding supports, school of the Environment in JU also provides a financial
assistance for each enrolled graduate student at least 3000 Yuan a year for PhD
graduate students, with which the total amount of the funding assistance may be
possibly updated, depending on the funding availability from a professor’s
grants, as well as your performance in academic research.
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