Welcome to the page for the Human Ecology PhD – Civil Society and Community Research! The Human Ecology PhD is housed within the School of Human Ecology and broadly aims to understand how humans interact with their lived environment. In the Civil Society & Community Research named option, this means studying how humans operate as part of and effect change within social groups.
This interdisciplinary program provides students with the opportunity to conduct participatory and community-based research in collaboration with community organizations and coalitions. CSCR graduates are well-prepared for positions in research and teaching at universities, cooperative extension, community organizations, foundations, and other nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations.