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Graduate Education


At Washington State University, the study of clean technologies bridges disciplines throughout campus. Graduate students collaborate with leading scholars in fields such as engineering, plant sciences, and economics. They apply their knowledge to transform the energy infrastructure of modern society: designing sustainable resources for the built environment, exploring renewable energy sources, managing the Smart Grid, and informing progressive public policies on energy use.

Doctoral programs in clean technologies

When you study clean technologies at WSU, you start by working toward a doctoral degree in a discipline of your choice. You will receive interdisciplinary training that’s tailored to your research interests and career goals. As a graduate student, you’ll build skills that anticipate the needs of employers in industry, government, and academia.

WSU graduate students collaborate with faculty on a wide range of clean-technology-related research initiatives:

  • Seeking innovative approaches to the design and construction of the built environment
  • Developing alternative sources of energy, such as hydrogen storage and biofuels
  • Exploring the impact of policy on air quality
  • Leading development of technologies in radiochemistry and atmospheric transport
  • Finding ways to minimize the environmental impact of energy production and consumption