Graduate Programs Overview

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

MS and Ph.D Online Application

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester Admissions: January 5th
Note: In addition to these requirements, graduate admission to programs requiring a dissertation or thesis will be contingent upon a faculty advisor agreeing to supervise the applicant’s research. Therefore, prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact faculty members in the applicant’s field of interest prior to the application deadline. This does not apply to non-thesis MS options.

Application Fee
Domestic Students: Free
International Students: $75


Degree Programs

  • M.S. - Geology
  • M.S. - Geophysics
  • M.S. - Atmospheric Sciences
  • Ph.D. - Geology
  • Ph.D. - Geophysics
  • Ph.D. - Atmospheric Sciences

OVERVIEW OF DEGREE PROGRAMS

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.


Additional Resources

Advisor Information

Dr. John Castagna

GEOPHYSICS GRADUATE ADVISOR

121-A Science and Research 1

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77204-5007
jpcastagna@uh.edu

Dr. Shuhab
 Khan
GEOLOGY GRADUATE ADVISOR

234B Science and Research 1

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77204-5007

sdkhan@uh.edu

Dr. Xun Jiang

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE GRADUATE ADVISOR

432-D Science and Research 1

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77204-5007

xjiang7@uh.edu

Jim Parker

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISOR

312-B Science and Research 1

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77204-5007

jlparker9@uh.edu

Karen Maldonado

GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISOR

312 Science and Research 1

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77204-5007

kaluna@uh.edu