Texas Christian University

24 months
32220 USD/year
32220 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our current focus areas on the Geology program at Texas Christian University, include sedimentary geology, petroleum geology, structural geology and tectonics, igneous and metamorphic petrology, Geospatial analysis, geomorphology, meteoritics and planetary geology, and paleontology.


We expect our students to have a general interest in geology and have some knowledge of different subfields within geology that are attractive as potential research areas.

Most students from Texas Christian University, complete projects that are local with easily accessible field areas in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Mississippi. In the past, students have also worked in Scotland, southern Africa, Peru, the Baja Peninsula and the Sierra Nevada in California. 

A number of students from the Geology program are completing studies without a field component where they are conducting subsurface studies (structural and stratigraphic).


In addition, we have students working on projects in meteoritics, sequence stratigraphy, fluvial geomorphology, physical volcanology, paleontology, and carbonate petrology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar
  • Thesis
  • Approved Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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.

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application
  • Three letters of recommendation (the online application will prompt you for information regarding your references.) 
  • Transcripts of all colleges attended (upload unofficial copies via the online application. If you are admitted to the program a single copy of all official transcripts will be required. Students must submit English translations of transcripts.) 
  • Personal Statement of Purpose (upload via the online application. Essay – 1,000 words or less, that describes your motivation and goals for graduate study, career ambitions, and the specific ways TCU may fit those.) 
  • Application fee of $60 (payment via online application.) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32220 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    32220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32220 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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