The Department of Geological Sciences is designed to foster high-caliber student research that will lead to publishable results. The master's degree is intended to prepare students for a job in industry or for entrance into a PhD program. The doctoral degree trains students for work as government research scientists, industry research scientists or academic scientists.
Research activities in the Department of Geological Sciences are far-reaching and often interdisciplinary. A major focus of the department is earth surface processes, including geochemistry, geomicrobiology, and sedimentology. Other research areas include environmental geosciences, experimental geology, and petrology.
|Fall Admission||Spring Admission|
|MS||January 30||September 15|
|PhD||January 30||September 15|
The standards maintained by The Graduate School and individual departments and programs are applied to ensure that applicants admitted to the University are well qualified and trained to study at this institution and have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing a graduate program, and who, with the benefit of graduate education, are most likely to contribute substantially to their academic or professional fields.
To be eligible, you must have and provide:
All applicants must submit the following:
And, for international applicants:
*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for any program-specific requirements.
David M. Jenkins, Professor and Graduate Director
Last Updated: 1/22/13