College of Arts & Sciences

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College of Arts & Sciences

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology. Students with degrees in geology, any other natural science, or engineering are invited to apply.

Master's Program Description

Admission to pursue an M.S. degree requires a bachelor’s degree, a minimum grade point average of 2.75, three letters of reference and results from the verbal, quantitative, and analytical Graduate Record Examination (GRE). TOEFL scores are required for international applicants. For more details, please consult Admissions Information and Assistantships and Fellowships. Research within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is funded by grants and contracts from NSF, DOE, PRF, and other federal, state, and industrial sources. Areas of graduate research are in fields covered by regular and adjunct faculty, including coal geology, hydrogeology, stratigraphy, petrology, geophysics, and tectonics.

Master's Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement - Submit a one- to two-page statement discussing your background and research interests.
  • GRE
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1st for priority consideration for assistantships and fellowships, and Mar. 15 for international students.

Spring: August 15th for international students and November 1st for domestic students.

Applications are not accepted for the Summer session.

Doctoral Program Description

Admission to pursue an Ph.D. degree requires a bachelor’s degree, a minimum grade point average of 2.75, three letters of reference and results from the verbal, quantitative, and analytical Graduate Record Examination (GRE). TOEFL scores are required for international applicants. For more details, please consult Admissions Information and Assistantships and Fellowships. Research within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is funded by grants and contracts from NSF, DOE, PRF, and other federal, state, and industrial sources. Areas of graduate research are in fields covered by regular and adjunct faculty, including coal geology, hydrogeology, stratigraphy, petrology, geophysics, and tectonics.

Doctoral Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement - Submit a one- to two-page statement discussing your background and research interests.
  • GRE
  • 3 letters of recommendation

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