Geosciences - Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Environmental Sciences offers concentrations in biology, chemistry, agriculture, geosciences, and integrated research but emphasizes the solution of complex environmental problems using an interdisciplinary approach. Course work is required in biology, chemistry, geology, agriculture, and sociology. This interdisciplinary approach insures that students become aware of a wide range of environmental concerns and that their research includes a breadth of environmental understanding beyond the boundaries of a particular discipline. The goal of the program is to prepare students for careers in research, management, government service, teaching, and other areas where they can make productive contributions to the solution of environmental problems.

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Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program with a concentration in Geosciences are required to have:

    1. GRE: a score of at least 300 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE, as well as at least a 3.5 on the analytical writing portion
    2. In addition, a graduate faculty member must have agreed to direct the student’s doctoral program and financial support must have been identified for a stipend and for research needs. Please click here for the form: Graduate Advisor Acceptance Form (PDF)

Applicants who do not fully meet the above requirements may be admitted in Provisional Standing on the basis of a favorable recommendation to the College of Graduate Studies by the appropriate departmental chairperson and the Director of the Environmental Sciences doctoral program.

International students are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »

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Degree Details

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Major: Environmental Sciences
Concentration: Geosciences

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