University of Pittsburgh

School of Arts and Sciences



4200 Fifth Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States


1-412- 624-9300

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Geology and Planetary Science, M.S. - Geology and Planetary Science;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The department has an active and broadly based research faculty and offers programs that encompass many fields of current interest in geology, geochemistry, and planetary science. Federally funded departmental research programs that receive international recognition include: the study of planetary surfaces and processes, especially on Mercury, Mars, and Venus; paleomagnetism and plate tectonics; meteorites; geological image processing and analysis; and isotope geochemistry.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: To determine eligiblity for federal student aid, students should begin by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal School Code: 00337900

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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