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Geological Sciences

University of California, Riverside

21 months
Duration
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
7628 USD/year
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About

Graduate education in the Geological Sciences at the University of California, Riverside emphasizes general geology combined with a number of specialties. 

Overview

The department prides itself on being collaborative and offers an interdisciplinary approach to a range of research specialties.

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences offers the M.S. and Ph.D. in Geological Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. 

Graduate education in the Geological Sciences is available in a range of fields such as paleoenvironmental change, modern climate change, evolutionary paleobiology, invertebrate paleontology, active tectonics, earthquake processes and geophysics, biogeochemical cycling, deep crustal and mantle processes, organic geochemistry, mineral deposits, numerical stratigraphy, fire ecology, astrobiology, exoplanets and planetary science.

Grad Research Opportunities

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences offers a variety of research opportunities for graduate students in:

  • Global Climate and Environmental Change
  • Earthquake Physics
  • Paleontology, Paleobiology, Paleoecology
  • Tectonic Geomorphology
  • Sedimentary Geochemistry and Organic Geochemistry
  • Neotectonics and Structural Geology
  • Petrology, Geochemistry, Geothermics
  • Stratigraphy
  • Biogeography, Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Astrobiology
  • Exoplanets and Planetary Science

Programme Structure

  • Graduate education in the Geological Sciences is available in a range of fields such as paleoenvironmental change, modern climate change, evolutionary paleobiology, invertebrate paleontology, active tectonics;
  • Earthquake processes and geophysics, biogeochemical cycling, deep crustal and mantle processes, organic geochemistry, mineral deposits, numerical stratigraphy, fire ecology, astrobiology, exoplanets and planetary science.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution. The degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent in subject matter and scholarship to that offered by the University of California.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or B-equivalent (if GPA is not on a 4.0 scale). We recommend that you check with the graduate program as they may have a higher standard for their GPA requirements. If your GPA is below this, follow up with the graduate program you are interested. Applications are reviewed in their entirety and the program can look at your other components and advise you on potential admission.
  • All applications are initially reviewed by the graduate program before a recommendation is submitted to the Graduate Division for final approval. Please visit your the graduate program's website you are interested in for any program specific requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 21 months.
  • National

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8848 USD per semester during 21 months.
  • In-State

    7628 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3814 USD per semester during 21 months.

Living costs for Riverside

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.

Funding

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