Coursework and research opportunities are available to specialize in atmospheric sciences, global climate change, chemical oceanography and paleoceanography, environmental geology and geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, soil biogeochemistry and physiology, shallow subsurface and marine geophysics, groundwater and surface water hydrology, urban ecology and limnology, geomicrobiology, geomorphology and quaternary studies, sedimentation, sedimentary petrology, paleontology, experimental mineralogy and petrology, igneous and metamorphic petrology.
Faculty are involved in field activities from areas around New York City, to the northern Appalachians of New England, and continental U.S., to numerous localities around the world, e.g., the Southern Ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Caribbean, South America, South and East Asia, and Europe. Faculty members participate fully in the CUNY Graduate Center PhD program in earth and environmental sciences. Cooperative research projects exist with the American Museum of Natural History and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.
Exciting projects are being performed by students and faculty, including arsenic contamination in the drinking water supply, environmental health and safety, cancer and genetic epidemiology, environmental geochemistry, study of sewage effluent contamination and its effects on hypoxia and the benthic foodweb in Long Island Sound, salinity intrusion and microbial contamination in the NY–NJ Harbor Estuary, paleoclimatological history of the Hudson River, global climate change (including hurricane patterns of the past and the future), tectonic history of Westchester County and the State of Maine, radiometric ages of ancient rocks and radionuclide tracing of oceanic carbon cycling, plant-atmosphere CO2 fluxes, microbial ecology of plant litter, and earthquake hazards.
You can apply until:
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This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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