College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences - Graduate

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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, and three letters of reference. 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 Program Description

Admission to pursue an Ph.D. degree requires a bachelor’s degree, a minimum grade point average of 2.75, and three letters of reference. 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 (MS) or Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements

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

The GRE is not required for admission to these programs.

Assistantship Application (optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance)

 

Application Deadlines
  • Spring: November 1 (domestic), August 15 (international)
  • Fall: February 1 for priority consideration for assistantship and fellowships, March 15 (international)