Graduate Programs Overview

The Department of Geosciences offers three graduate degree programs and many opportunities for support through Fellowship and Scholarship awards.

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester Admissions: February 1
Spring Semester Admissions: September 1
Disclaimer: In addition to submitting the online graduate application, any student wishing to apply to one of our graduate programs must speak with a department faculty member and confirm that they will be willing to act as the student’s advisor during the student’s time in the program. The student will also need to indicate in their application which faculty member will be serving as their advisor. No student will be admitted without an advisor.

Application Fee
Domestic Students: Free
International Students: $75

Geology Graduate Program

Master of Science
Ph.D. Geology

Geophysics Graduate Program

Master of Science
Ph.D. Geophysics

Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Program

Master of Science
Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences

Professional Masters Program

Master of Science in Geology with Specialization in Petroleum Geology
Master of Science in Geophysics with Specialization in Petroleum Geophysics

The department also offers specialized educational opportunities through Hydrogeology, GIS certification, and Petroleum Short courses.