Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

School of Science



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.- Geology, Ph.D.- Geology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 have gone on to prestigious positions in research science, industry, and academia. Research concentrations in the Geology program include astrobiology, geochemistry, geomicrobiology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, tectonics, geophysics, seismology, paleoceanography and micropaleontology, chemical hydrology, and river and lake pollution.


Rensselaer is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by a number of professional and academic societies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1945 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 46700 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 46700 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

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