Study and research are in numerous disciplinary cores including geophysics and tectonics, marine and environmental geology, volcanology/geochemistry/petrology, mineral physics and earth materials, remote sensing, planetary science, and space technology are pursued with advisors in the Dept. of Earth Sciences or the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology. Students have access to a wide array of field sites, and world-class laboratory, computing, and ship-based research facilities.
Students with Earth and Planetary Sciences graduate degrees from University of Hawaii at Manoa pursue careers in industry, government, or in colleges and universities. Geoscience frontiers and challenges of the future including assessing the causes and risks of natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, land and beach degradation, sea level rise); understanding past and future climates, unraveling the evolution and composition of Earth's core, mantle, and crust; gaining knowledge about and managing natural resources (water, mineral, energy, beaches); and discovering processes of planetary bodies within, or well beyond, our solar system.
- Master's Plan B/C Studies
- Earth and Planetary Sciences Workshops
- Equations of Geophysics
- Explosive Volcanism
- Theoretical Petrology
- Petrology of Ocean Lithosphere
- Disaster Management: Understanding the Nature of Hazards
- Lava Flow Rheology and Morphology
- Current Events in Volcanology
- Submarine Volcanoes
- Isotopes and Trace Elements
- Graduate Teaching Geology
- Graduate Seminar
- Accelerated Geology
- Statistics and Data Analysis
- Advanced Field Study
- How to Write a Scientific Paper
- Coastal Geology
- Electron Microprobe Analysis
- Advanced Environmental Geochemistry
- Numerical Modeling of Physical Systems
- Geophysics–Solid, Fluid, and Wave Mechanics
- Geophysics–Gravity, Magnetics, and Heat Transfer
- Earth System Science and Global Change
- 12 months
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- Hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education.
- Submit a copy of the passport identification pages, or a copy of the national identification card if a passport is not available.
- Submit one transcript or academic record from each institution of higher education attended, including any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs.
- Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take English Language Proficiency.
- Show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses, including expenses for any accompanying spouse or children.
International33648 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
National33648 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
In-State15600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 12 months.
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