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Geological and Environmental Sciences

Stanford University

M.Sc.
24 months
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34986 USD/year
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About

Geological and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University is closely tied to the other three departments and the interdisciplinary programs within the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. In GS, fields of research and education encompass the entire planet from its deep interior to the surface, throughout the long span of geological time up to the human timescale. 

Overview

The Department of Geological Sciences (GS) offers Ph.D. and M.S. programs in a wide range of fields, including surface processes, geomorphology, geomechanics, structural & regional geology, tectonics, sedimentary geology & basin analysis, life and planetary evolution, petrology, geochemistry, mineralogy & mineral physics, environmental geology, geochronology & thermochronology, and geostatistics. The Geological and Environmental Sciences program is offered at Stanford University.

The size and the breadth of interest of the department's faculty provide numerous opportunities for field-based research and laboratory and numerical experiments and for the most modern applications of instrumental analysis and spectroscopy to problems in the earth sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to Geology: The Physical Science of the Earth
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Introduction to Geology: Dynamic Earth
  • How to Build and Maintain a Habitable Planet: An Introduction to Earth System History
  • Living on the Edge
  • Oceanography: An Introduction to the Marine Environment
  • Environmental and Geological Field Studies in the Rocky Mountains
  • Our National Parks
  • The Worst Journey in the World: The Science, Literature, and History of Polar Exploration
  • Diamonds
  • Landscapes and Tectonics of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Environmental Problems
  • Environmental Impact of Energy Systems: What are the Risks?
  • The California Gold Rush: Geologic Background and Environmental Impact

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold, or expect to hold before enrollment at Stanford, a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association.
  • Applicants from institutions outside the U.S. must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. See minimum level of study required of International applicants.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English.
  • International students enrolled must be able to read English with ease, understand rapid idiomatic English as used in lectures and group discussions. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17493 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    34986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17493 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Regular quarterly tuition

Funding

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