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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


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.