24 months
26724 USD/year
26724 USD/year
12120 USD/year
Tuition fee
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UConn Geosciences has a growing graduate program to train scientists, professionals, educators, and future leaders in the global geoscience community. The Geosciences programme is offered at the University of Connecticut.


Key facts:

The Geosciences programme is offered at the University of Connecticut.

The overall goals are to help students become thinkers and workers by:

  • Broadening their understandings of Earth as a coherent system of interacting components; and
  • Training geoscience professionals to help manage the future of the only habitable planet in the solar system.
Specific objectives of the program are to:
  • Enhance the students analytical and technical skills --field, lab, modeling-- needed to solve complex earthly problems  and applying those skills for the benefit of the world's human and non-human beings.
  • Help students contribute to geoscience knowledge through supervised original research and peer-reviewed publication.
  • Teach students to communicate effectively with the public to improve public awareness and to shape public policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geoscience Core Course
  • Special Problems in Geology
  • Sediment Transport
  • Sedimentary Basin Analysis
  • Applied Data Analysis in Earth Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students entering the graduate program for both the Ph.D. and M.S. programs are expected to have a strong background in one of the foundation geosciences (e.g., atmospheric sciences, biology, chemistry, geology, math, physics, statistics).
  • For admittance with Regular status, you must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have a 3.0 (B) grade point average in the last two years of your undergraduate education. Your application must include official college transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, and a statement of your interests and goals. If English is not your primary language, you may be required to submit evidence of your proficiency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13362 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    26724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13362 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6060 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Storrs

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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.

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