Southern Methodist University

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Earth Sciences


The Office of Research and Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 750240

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX 75275

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.;, M.S.; M.S.- Applied Geophysics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Geological Sciences offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs requiring a research thesis with concentrations in geophysics, igneous and metamorphic petrology, isotope geology, aqueous geochemistry, sedimentology, tectonics, and vertebrate paleontology, or a combination of these areas. In addition, the Department offers an M.S. in applied geophysics, which is a program that does not require a thesis. Students interested in careers in the environmental field are encouraged to consider programs in some combination of aqueous geochemistry, isotope geology, or sedimentology.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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