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Welcome Graduate Students

The Graduate School at ESF advances environmental leadership through relationship by enabling graduate and professional students to create knowledge and develop skills to improve our world.

ESF is the only U.S. institution of higher learning dedicated solely to the study of the environment in all its complexity—from the basic and applied sciences to engineering, design, and planning of both natural and human communities.

The Graduate School at ESF is committed to sustained learning, action and accountability to continually improve our environment for equity, diversity, justice and access.

Students working in the field.

Contact The Graduate School at ESF

227 Bray Hall, Syracuse, NY 13210
315-470-6599 | 315-470-6978 (fax) |

Zora Thomova | Dean
Katherina Searing | Assistant Dean
Charles Garbutt | Graduate Services Coordinator
Laura Payne | Administrative Assistant

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in integrating environmental courses, research & experience.

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in outlook, relevance, reputation, reach & critical impact.


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to the stewardship of the natural & designed environments.