Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate program in geology is competitive. Applicants must satisfy the minimum admission requirements established by the Graduate School. An applicant to the MS program is normally required to have a bachelor's degree in geology or a related discipline (e.g., chemistry, mathematics, physics, or geological engineering) and to have completed at least one year each of college-level calculus, chemistry, and physics. Applicants with degrees in disciplines other than geology or with ancillary background deficiencies may be required to complete certain undergraduate requirements. An applicant to the PhD program is normally required to have a master's degree; however, an applicant with exceptional credentials may be admitted directly into the PhD program.

See the Admission Criteria section of this catalog for more information.