Ph.D. in Earth Sciences

The post-master’s PhD student is expected to have an MA degree or the equivalent upon admission to the PhD program; the post bachelor’s student must have a BA or the equivalent and should have a superior record that warrants admission directly into the PhD program. (Note differences in requirements below.)


The post-master’s student must complete at least eight semester courses (32 credits); the post-bachelor’s student must complete at least 16 courses (64 credits). The actual number of courses required of a student is determined in consultation with the advisor. Doctoral candidates are urged to take several research seminars during their program. For more information on graduate course offerings go to the Graduate Course Descriptions pages.