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Graduate Programs in Geosciences

Student doing geology field work

The goals of the department are to create graduates with professional skills for future employment and for further graduate studies. The desired skills are the ability to think critically and communicate effectively at the professional level as well as prepare complete geologic investigations.

To achieve these goals the coursework, laboratory experiences, field exercises and research opportunities provide you with a professional interactive environment that improves your opportunities to enter successful careers in geosciences and related fields.

Your course of study will be determined in consultation with advisors. Continued enrollment in the program is contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 grade point average and making satisfactory progress toward the degree.


To help with preparation of your thesis here is the Thesis-Dissertation-Manual by the Graduate School [May 2018].

Also here is a link to the Department of Geosciences "Grad Handbook".

Graduate Handbook

Please contact the graduate advisor, Benjamin Crosby, to learn more about funding and degrees.
Please download the "Department of Geosciences Handbook" for more information.

If you are interested in a Graduate Assistantship or Research Assistantship please submit your application by January 15th.  For more information regarding assistantships please visit the graduate school.

Graduate Program Inquiry

If you are interested and would like more information about the program please fill out this form.

Apply For Graduation

It is recommended you submit your application for graduation at least one semester before your anticipated graduation date.  All students must formally apply for a graduation date.  Log into your BengalWeb account and click on Academic Tools, then click the Apply to Graduate link under the Graduation Planning channel.

Informational Links:

Here you will find a checklist for graduation

Graduate Students Checklist for graduation information

More information about deadlines and fees


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