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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
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. Thomas Lapen
GEOLOGY GRADUATE ADVISOR
315-A Science and Resarch 1
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-5007
tjlapen@uh.edu

Dr. Aibing Li
GEOPHYSICS GRADUATE ADVISOR
125-B Science and Resarch 1
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-5007
ali2@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