Harvard University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Earth and Planetary Sciences


Harvard Graduate School of Education, 321 Longfellow Hall, Appian Way

13 Appian Way

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 interests. Fields of teaching and research include atmospheric chemistry, dynamic meteorology, economic geology, geochemistry, geophysics, mineralogy, oceanography, paleontology, petrology, sedimentology, seismology, stratigraphy, and structural geology. In addition, courses may be taken in chemistry, physics, engineering, or biology. Under reciprocal arrangements, graduate students at Harvard may take and receive credit for courses given at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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