Geology - Geophysics

The Department of Geology faculty members educate future geoscientists through innovative teaching practices and opportunities for significant graduate student participation in cutting-edge research. The focus of The Department of Geology is national prominence in the area of environmental change research.


Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Full admission without deficiency should include equivalents of geology, cognate science, and mathematics requirements for the University's baccalaureate degree in geophysics.

Application Deadline

Applications to the master's degree program in Geology - Geophysics are accepted on a rolling basis.

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process! it is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.