Thank you for your interest in working with Professor Jagger and the FUEL Lab. Professor Jagger works with students at all levels (Postdocs, Ph.D., Masters, and Undergraduate). She conducts quantitative environmental social science research that uses applied economics, institutional analysis, theories of political economy, demography, and other tools of environmental and health sciences including geographic information systems (GIS), satellite remote sensing, air pollution monitoring, and exposure assessment. Her research focuses on the welfare and environmental implications of environmental policies, programs, and projects. Dr. Jagger’s research is primarily in sub-Saharan Africa with past and present projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. She has also done research in Myanmar (Burma). Dr. Jagger is also the Director of the Energy Poverty PIRE in Southern Africa – a multi-year collaborative research and training program designed to train the next generation of researchers to do interdisciplinary research on the topics of energy access and energy poverty in low-income settings.

If you are interested in working with Dr. Jagger, before you complete your application please send her the following items by email:

  • Your CV and a little bit about your background and what sort of research you are interested in pursuing;
  • GRE scores and percentiles in each of the three sections of the exam;
  • TOEFL scores if relevant;
  • Your grade point average(s) from your previous degree(s); and
  • A list of research skills that you have such as statistical analysis, GIS, remote sensing, and the statistical packages you use to implement them.

School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan

Learn more about Master’s and PhD programs offered at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). Students can enroll in the Master of Science program that has seven fields of study, a Master of Landscape Architecture program, or a PhD program in which students choose between two primary tracks: a natural science focus or a social science focus. To remove the barriers for qualified applicants, SEAS is now waiving its application fee, and the school is no longer requiring the submission of GRE scores for all masters and PhD programs. If you are interested in learning more, visit SEAS Admissions. If you would like to speak to an admissions coach, please complete the SEAS Admissions Inquiry Form.

To learn more about the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability specialization on Sustainability and Development,  find out more here.