12 months
31212 USD/year
31212 USD/year
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Graduate study in the Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University offers students opportunities for field-based geological and geophysical research worldwide. 


Key facts

Ongoing research in the Syracuse University Department is focused primarily in the areas of environmental geology/global change and tectonics/crustal evolution-two of the most rapidly developing areas of the earth sciences. The Earth Sciences Department is housed in the William B. Heroy Geology Laboratory, which contains state-of-the-art analytical and computing facilities, modern well-equipped teaching spaces, and a dedicated Earth Sciences library. All of the faculty are engaged in research and teaching.

The Department typically has a combination of students pursuing either the M.S. or Ph.D. degree. Several of our faculty-led research projects are large collaborative, multi-institutional, multi-national programs that afford our graduate students opportunities to work in diverse parts of the world with teams of internationally recognized scholars. Department faculty and graduate students are currently pursuing field studies world wide.

Interdisciplinary research opportunities leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees include:

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Computational Geophysics
  • Environmental Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Hydrogeology & Hydrology
  • Isotope Geochemistry
  • Paleobiology
  • Paleolimnology
  • Petrology
  • Sedimentology
  • Tectonics
  • Thermochronology


Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quaternary Environmental and Climate Change
  • Independent Study
  • Hydrogeology
  • Advanced Structural Geology
  • Global Change:Geologic Record
  • Reflection Seismology: Theo

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A resume describing your employment history, academic honors, scholastic recognition, publications, leadership roles and/or other academic, professional and community activities. 
  • A personal statement.
  • If you are also applying for the Sports Communications Emphasis, please use the personal statement to elaborate on why you wish to be considered.
  • Transcripts from any post-secondary institution in which you earned or will earn a degree. 
  • Official General GRE scores for applicants to public diplomacy, media studies, communications management or the doctoral program.
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from an academic reference.

Tuition Fee

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    31212 USD/year
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    31212 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31212 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 USD /month
Living costs

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