24 months
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30357 USD/year
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16191 USD/year
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About

Geology at Oregon State University is the study of the materials, processes, and history of the solid Earth and its fluid envelopes. Geology is an integrative field, drawing on mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology to understand the interactions of the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere.

Overview

Key facts:

  • Studies in geology at Oregon State University commonly combine observations and measurements from field, laboratory, and computational studies. Geology plays an important role in decisions about resource use, slope stability and the safety of building projects, natural hazards standards, mineral exploration and extraction, the basic workings of the Earth, and the understanding of the effects and rates of natural and human-induced change in the environment.
  • Most graduate research in the geology program includes field study. An approved field course of at least 9 quarter credits or equivalent experience is prerequisite to candidacy for a graduate degree. No foreign language is required.
  • Students who seek training in a combination of field and laboratory techniques applying a variety of scientific problems will find very few places with the number of opportunities or the variety of facilities that are available at Oregon State. Research in the department falls under three broad areas: Solid Earth Processes and History; Surface Earth Processes and History; and Human Interaction with the Earth.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Glacial geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  • Structural geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Igneous petrology
  • Neotonics
  • Paleoclimate
  • Volcanology
  • Mineral deposit geology
  • Marine Geology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall Term Recommended for application

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Oregon State University Certification of Finances Form is required of all applicants, regardless of funding source. This includes applicants that have been granted a Teaching or Research Assistantship.
  • Supporting documentation, demonstrating sufficient financial resources for the desired academic program. See below for Acceptable Forms of Financial Documentation
  • Photocopy of Applicant’s Passport and Passport of any dependents (if passport has already been issued – this is used to match the name on the passport and visa documents).
  • Photocopy of Current Visa/I-20 if already in the U.S.  
  • Monetary Amount to Show
  • All international applicants and applicants that did not receive a degree in the U.S. (or other English speaking country) meet the following additional English language proficiency requirements for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30357 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30357 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30357 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30357 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    16191 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16191 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Corvallis

1397 - 2488 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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