United States Doctorates and PhDs in Geology
If you enjoy learning about the Earth and physical sciences, a doctorate in geology may be a good education path for you. Through this degree you could become a geologist, research the field or even teach the science at a university.
- Orono, MEOrono, ME
University of Maine
Both the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees require a thesis embodying original research. Entering graduate students should be well prepared in ancillary sciences, including, normally, a full year of calculus, chemistry, and physics. Pre...
- Columbia, SCColumbia, SC
University of South Carolina
Fields of specialization include: earth science education, economic geology, environmental geology, geophysical fluid dynamics, geochemistry, geophysics, mathematical geology, modeling, oceanography, paleoecology, paleontology, petroleum geology, petrol...
- Tucson, AZTucson, AZ
University of Arizona
We offer a multidisciplinary program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in planetary sciences. Areas of specialization include, but are not restricted to, the experimental, observational, and theoretical study of planetary atmospher...
- Tucson, AZ
- Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz, CA
University of California - Santa Cruz
The Earth & Planetary Sciences Department at the UC, Santa Cruz has an outstanding reputation; our graduates are leaders in academia, research, government, and industry. We offer both master's and doctoral programs. Admission is highly competitive, and...
- Columbus, OHColumbus, OH
Ohio State University
Program includes courses in most fields of earth sciences with special emphasis on aquatic chemistry, contaminant transport and remediation, and hydrogeology; economic geology, geochemistry, geochronology, isotope geology, igneous and metamorphic petrol...
- Boston, MABoston, MA
We offer a diverse graduate curriculum emphasizing quantitative approaches towards applied and basic research topics. M.A. and Ph.D. degrees each involve integration of field, analytical, and theoretical methodologies.
- Tampa, FLTampa, FL
University of South Florida
USF has an active and competitive graduate program in Geology. We offer Doctoral (Ph.D.) and Master's (M.S.) degrees in Geology with concentrations in a variety of disciplines. Currently, the Department has 61 graduate students enrolled and we support 3...
- University, MSUniversity, MS
University of Mississippi
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering offers M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in both geology and geological engineering. Graduate study emphasizes fundamental and applied study and research in a broad range of earth science topics including, but...
- Gainesville, FLGainesville, FL
The University of Florida
The Department consists of 20 faculty members and 4 research associates and over 50 graduate students. Our research and teaching programs emphasize five primary areas: Environmental Geosystems, Tectonophysics, Chemical Geodynamics, Marine Geology and Pa...
- Saint Louis, MOSaint Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis
- Troy, NYTroy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at Rensselaer offers the opportunity to learn from some of the most accomplished faculty, and to work on some of the most exciting and significant projects in Earth Science. Alumni of our graduate program...
- Carbondale, ILCarbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
The Department of Geology at SIUC offers graduate support and research opportunities both in the U.S. and at field sites worldwide.
- Tallahassee, FLTallahassee, FL
Florida State University
The Master's program is designed to provide breadth and depth of knowledge for the student who desires a professional degree, and to prepare students interested in continuing on to earn a doctorate. The doctoral degree program is intended to develop ind...
- Cambridge, MACambridge, MA
Graduate study leading up to the Ph.D. degree is supervised by a faculty advisory committee made up in accordance with each student's aims and interes...
- Oxford, OHOxford, OH
The M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Geology provide opportunities for coursework and research in a broad range of sub-disciplines, including geomicrobiology, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology, igneous petrology, isotope geochemistry, low-temperat...
- Kent, OHKent, OH
Kent State University
The Ph.D. in Applied Geology prepares students for careers in industry and academic institutions where research into the application of geological principles focuses on solution to basic and applied research questions.
- Princeton, KSPrinceton, KS
Our research spans a broad range of subjects, interactions in subdisciplines and involves fieldwork, labs, theory, modeling.
- Manhattan, KSManhattan, KS
Kansas State University
The Department of Geology offers a graduate program leading to the M.S. degree in geology. The department also cooperates in the Ph.D. program in geology at the University of Kansas. Candidates for the Ph.D. degree who wish to study with a faculty membe...
- Muncie, INMuncie, IN
Ball State University
The M.S. in Geology requires a thesis and is the traditional graduate degree leading to professional work in all specialties of geology in industry and government or study toward the Ph.D. Completion of the M.A. in Geology requires passing two standardi...
- Pullman, WAPullman, WA
Washington State University
- College Station, TXCollege Station, TX
Texas A&M University
- Tempe, AZTempe, AZ
Arizona State University
- Cambridge, MACambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) consists of approximately 40 faculty, 180 graduate students, 40 undergraduate stud...
- Lincoln, NELincoln, NE
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Individual graduate programs are designed by the student and the student's advisor. Field work is normally required for Geology degrees. The department has extensive research and computer facilities, and an excellent library, as well as access to meteor...
- Lincoln, NE
- Saint Louis, MOSaint Louis, MO
St. Louis University
At Saint Louis University the Geoscience program focus is seismology, including all aspects of earthquake hazard analysis, tectonophysics, physics of the deep interior, and geology of the crust and upper mantle. In addition to academic and institutional...