Geology, M.Sc. | University of California, Davis | Davis, United States
12 months
11700 USD/year
11700 USD/year
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The Geology Graduate Program at the University of California, Davis, provides a dynamic interdisciplinary environment for studies of the Earth and planets, as well as the history of life on Earth, and applied and environmental geosciences.


Key facts

Topics include specialized studies in geophysics, geochemistry, planetary science, cosmochemistry, high-pressure experimental petrology and rock deformation, tectonics, structural geology, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary petrology, surficial processes, fluvial geomorphology, stratigraphy, paleoecology, phylogeny reconstruction, functional morphology and evolution, oceanography, paleo-climate studies, geothermal energy, and natural hazards. The Geology department at the University of California, Davis, has outstanding analytical and computational facilities and provides opportunities for research and study around the world. The campus is well situated to provide access to field areas exhibiting diverse geologic and tectonic phenomena, and encourages interdisciplinary research through collaborations with the KeckCAVES, Center for Watershed Sciences, the Bodega Marine Laboratory, and other UC research stations. The program offers a diverse, collaborative, and flexible research environment that integrates field, laboratory, and theoretical/computational approaches and encourages highly individualized and interdisciplinary research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Paleontology;
  • Sedimentology/paleoenvironments; 
  • Structure/tectonics; 
  • Petrology/geochemistry; 
  • Environmental geology/geomorphology/resources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal History and Diversity Statement
  • List of Faculty Mentors
  • CV/resume
  • Three letters of recommendation (to be submitted electronically by the recommenders; instructions are in the online application)
  • Unofficial transcripts from previous institutions attended
  • Application fee of $120 (U.S.) or $140 (international).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11700 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Davis

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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