Earth Science: MA, MS, PhD

Earth Sciences: MA, MS

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Earth Sciences


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: December 23


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

2 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The Department of Earth Sciences offers programs of graduate study leading to master of science (MS), master of arts (MA), and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees with opportunity for research in a wide variety of specialty fields.

Course work is designed to meet individual needs. Students may pursue independent research in:

  • Geobiology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geodesy
  • Geomechanics
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Ice physics
  • Coastal oceanography
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Volcanology
  • Paleontology
  • Seismology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Sedimentary petrology
  • Structural geology
  • Soil geochemistry
  • Planetary science
  • Ore deposit geology

The master's degree program requires two years or more for completion.

Admission to the graduate program is very competitive and based on academic records, scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), and letters of recommendation.

Applications are welcome from students who are interested in using their background in related fields, such as physics, chemistry, and biology, to solve geologic or geophysical problems.

Graduate students are advised by a guidance committee consisting of three faculty members. This committee meets with each student shortly after they arrive on campus and as often thereafter as necessary for planning purposes.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department


Earth Sciences: PhD

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Earth Sciences


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Arts and Sciences




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: December 23


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

5.5 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The Department of Earth Sciences offers programs of graduate study leading to master of science (MS), master of arts (MA), and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees with opportunity for research in a wide variety of specialty fields.

Course work is designed to meet individual needs. Students may pursue independent research in:

  • Geobiology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geodesy
  • Geomechanics
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Ice physics
  • Coastal oceanography
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Volcanology
  • Paleontology
  • Seismology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Sedimentary petrology
  • Structural geology
  • Soil geochemistry
  • Planetary science
  • Ore deposit geology

The master's degree program requires two years or more for completion.

Admission to the graduate program is very competitive and based on academic records, scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), and letters of recommendation.

Applications are welcome from students who are interested in using their background in related fields, such as physics, chemistry, and biology, to solve geologic or geophysical problems.

Graduate students are advised by a guidance committee consisting of three faculty members. This committee meets with each student shortly after they arrive on campus and as often thereafter as necessary for planning purposes.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department