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.
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Programme StructureCourses 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
- 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
- 24 months
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- 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.
International34986 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17493 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National34986 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17493 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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