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Geosciences (PHD) 
Program Description

Requires the equivalent of the Bachelors degree with a major in geosciences or allied discipline.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Geosciences -

College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Anne L Chase
Graduate Program Coordinator
Anne L Chase
Director of Graduate Studies
Susan L Beck
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Jessica N Kniest
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

GPA 3.0
TOEFL 550 / 79
GRE General Test

REQUIRED on-line application with Geosciences department at:

which will include:
3 letters of recommendation
Statement of purpose, and resume/CV
student uploaded PDF files of transcripts

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE

Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:

Minimum TOEFL: 0
Minimum IELTS:

Financial Aid

Teaching and Research Assistantships,

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: January 6, 2016

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 6, 2016
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 0503, 0504, 0505, 0506
NRC Taxon(a) for this program: Earth Sciences

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 63
Core coursework:
Language requirements:
Other requirements: Please refer to Geosciences PhD Graduate Handbook for Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines.

Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Program StatisticsInformation about these numbers

Program-level Information
Application Acceptance Rate 13%
Med. Time-to-degree (years) 5.50
Department-level Information
Enrollment Percent Male 62%
Enrollment Percent Female 38%
Enrollment Percent International 10%
Enrollment Percent URM 9%

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Last revised 14 Sep 2015