Doctoral Program Curriculum

Doctoral Program Coursework, Practica and Milestones 


  • Theoretical Debates on Environmental Problems
  • Methodological Debates on Environmental Research
  • PhD Writing Issues and Challenges
  • Faculty/Student Seminar
  • Theory Study Courses
  • Methods Study Courses
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Research Update and Analytical Chapter Presentations


  • Teaching/Research Practicum
  • Professional Advancement Practicum

Dissertation Milestones:

  • Preliminary Literature Review, Problem Statement, and Research Questions
  • Dissertation Prospectus
  • Dissertation Pre-defence
  • Dissertation Final Defence

In the Austrian accreditation the course credits have changed to fulfill 240 ECTS credit requirement in 4 years parallel the 72 US credits program.

PhD Program Structure by Module

PhD Program Structure by Years (240 ECTS)

For more details please see the 2022/23 Handbook.