Requires the equivalent of the Bachelors degree with a major in geosciences or allied discipline.
The Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, focuses on research and education in the nature, genesis, and history of the Earth and its crust, and the evolution of the environment and biota at the Earth's surface.
Our faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students are active in biogeochemistry; climate dynamics; geoarchaeology; geochemistry; geochronology; geomorphology; geophysics; mineral resources; mineralogy; paleolimnology; palynology; paleontology; petrology; sedimentology and stratigraphy; structure; and tectonics.
We encourage interdisciplinary approaches to research in the geosciences, both within the department and through interdepartmental programs.
US National Research Council Rankings - We are one of nine programs, and one of only four in public institutions, to rank in the top 10 in both "survey" and "regression" rankings.
2014 US News and World Report Rankings Earth Sciences overall No. 7, Geology No. 3, Geophysics and Seismology, No. 8
TOEFL 550 / 79
GRE General Test
Required test(s): GRE
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum TOEFL: 0
Teaching and Research Assistantships,
No spring admissions.
0503, 0504, 0505, 0506
Minumum credits: 63 (45 course work, 18 dissertation) (Can use 15 units of graded transfer coursework.)
Core coursework: no set curriculum
Language requirements: no second language requirement
Other requirements: Please refer to Geosciences PhD Graduate Handbook for Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines, PhD diagnostic exam, PhD committee requirement, PhD written and oral comprehensive exam, and PhD final dissertation defense requirements. Students must also have a yearly progress meeting with committee.
Geosciences minor is 9 units. See department website for more information.
|Application Acceptance Rate||24%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||5.50|
|Enrollment Percent Male||60%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||40%|
|Enrollment Percent International||19%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||18%|