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UW ESS Research Track
Public Research
SeattleMS, PhDJanuary 5GRE (General), 1 yr calculus, 2 qtrs calc-based physics, 2 qtrs chem, plus addl courses for specialization
PhD funded, MS not but may TA
https://www.ess.washington.edu/content/education/grad/research/admissions.php
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UW ESS MESSAGE (Applied) Track
Public Research
SeattleMSFebruary 15Field Camp, and four of the following: Structural Geo/Geomech, Sed/Strat, Min/Pet/Earth Materials, Geomorph, Geochem, Geophysics; GRE (General) is optional
No tuition waivers available, but financial aid possible
https://www.ess.washington.edu/content/education/grad/message/admissions.php
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Scripps (UCSD)
Public Research
San Diego, CAPhD, (MS?)December 15GRE (General; subject necessary for Ocean Biosciences), Math (Differential and integral calculus), Physics (1 year calc-based, w/lab), Chem (1 year w/lab), Additional year of Math/Chem/Physics; BS/BA in physical, biological, or earth sciences, math, or engineering
MS available "for a small number of students"; degrees in oceanography, Earth science, geophysics, marine biology
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/doctoral/admissions/how-apply
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UMN Earth Sciences
Public Research
Minneapolis, MN
PhD, (MS?)January 8GRE (General?), degree in geology, geophysics, chem, physics, bio, or other earth, environmental, or material science; "outstanding academic record"
Separate financial aid app; probably the most open to students from broad backgrounds!
https://www.esci.umn.edu/programs/prospective-graduate-application
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WWU Geology
Public Comprehensive
BellinghamMSJanuary 15Field camp, degree in geology OR 19 quarter credits including historical geology, sed/strat, min/pet (earth materials), geomorph, structural geology, geophysics, and field camp (all may be taken at WWU as a grad student), GRE (General?)
You can apply until JUNE 1 if you want to start without financial aid; financial aid not available if you are taking prerequisite courses.
https://cse.wwu.edu/geology/prospective-graduate-students
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CWU Geology
Public Comprehensive
EllensburgMSFebruary 1?
TA/RA support available; good geoscience ed program
http://www.geology.cwu.edu/dept/programs/grad/
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WSU College of the Environment
Public Land Grant
PullmanPhD, MS
Late January / October 1
GRE, degree in related field (subject to decision by committee)
Funded assistantships available for applications in January; there are degrees in geology and environmental science
http://cahnrs.wsu.edu/soe/graduatestudies/admission/
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UW Oceanography
Public Research
SeattlePhDJanuary 1GRE, other requirements not clear
TAships required
https://www.ocean.washington.edu/story/Graduate_Education
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OSU Geology (College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences)
Public Research
Corvallis, ORPhD, MA, MSJanuary 5GRE, field camp, suggested courses include min/pet, structural geology, geomorphology, sed/strat for geology MS; different requirements for "integrated" marine science degree
Other degrees (incl. geography) available
http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/future/apply/geology/
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ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration
Public Research
Tempe, AZPhD, MS??
Need to email for more information
https://sese.asu.edu/node/436
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U Arizona
Public Research
Tucson, AZPhD, MSEarly JanuaryGRE; no strict requirements for coursework or major as long as you have some geoscience coursework and a strong background in the "cognate sciences and math"
Financial support for both MS and PhD
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/node/216
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UMich
Public Research
Ann Arbor, MIPhD, (MS)January 5GRE; degree in any science field; "strong science background"
Financial support for PhD only
https://lsa.umich.edu/earth/graduate-students/application-info.html
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CSU Chico Geological and Environmental Sciences
Public Comprehensive
Chico, CAMSApril 1??
Some TAships possible
https://www.csuchico.edu/geos/grad_students.shtml
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PrincetonPrivatePrinceton, NJPhDDecember 31
GRE; "strong background in science" regardless of major; "college-level chemistry and physics... math up to multivariable calculus. For the environmental track an advanced organic chemistry course is desirable; the solid earth track prefers students who have done math through partial differential equations"
Financial support available
https://www.princeton.edu/geosciences/graduate/applications/#background
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Colorado State
Public Research
Fort Collins, COMS, PhD
End of first week in January (Fall); September 1 (Spring)
GRE; unclear if any courses are required
Financial support possible for January applications
http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/geo-graduate-study/prospective-students
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U Wyoming
Public Research
Laramie, WYMS, PhDJanuary 15GRE; no specific coursework requirements
Financial support provided for all students
http://www.uwyo.edu/geolgeophys/graduate/apply.html
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MIT Woods HolePrivateCape Cod, MAPhDJanuary 5GRE; major in scientific discipline
Financial support provided for all students
http://mit.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=111356
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MIT EAPSPrivateCambridge, MA
SM (MS), ScD, PhD
?GRE; courses depend on intended field (geology: phys, chem, thermodynamics, calc, diffEQ; geophysics also requires 2nd year physics courses)
Financial support provided for all students
https://eapsweb.mit.edu/graduate-admissions
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UCLA
Public Research
Los Angeles, CA
MS, PhDJanuary 1GRE (subject desirable); degree in "geology, physics, astronomy, engineering, mathematics, or a related field"; "outstanding record" in science
Financial support available
http://epss.ucla.edu/graduate/admissions/
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UC Berkeley Earth and Planetary Sciences
Public Research
Berkeley, CAPhDDecember 21GRE; background in geology/geophysics and "strong undergraduate background in sciences other than geology is especially helpful"
http://eps.berkeley.edu/graduate-students
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StanfordPrivatePalo Alto, CAPhD, MSJanuary 10GRE (general); no course or major requirements specified
Fellowships, TA/RA available
https://earth.stanford.edu/gs/graduate-program
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Caltech Earth and Planetary SciencePrivatePasadena, CAPhD, (MS?)January 1GRE (general, but subject tests strongly recommended for applicants in geobiology, planetary science, geochemistry); broad range of earth and planetary science-related majors admitted; no specific courses required
http://www.gps.caltech.edu/content/graduate-admissions-and-entrance-procedures
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NCSU Earth Sciences
Public Research
Raleigh, NCPhD
January 31/July 15
GRE, courses including min/pet (specifically optical mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology), structural geology, and sedimentary petrology; 1 year each of calculus, physics, and chemistry
Financial support mostly for January applicants; Good geoscience education program
https://meas.sciences.ncsu.edu/graduate/programs/earth-sciences/
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UNM
Public Research
Albuquerque, NM
MS, PhDJanuary 15Bachelors in geology or related science; 1 year calculus (through sequences/series), 1 year chem, 1 year physics; additional coursework as required by committee
Some financial support available
http://epswww.unm.edu/graduate-degree-programs/
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University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Public Comprehensive
Milwaukee, WIMS, PhD?MS level: GRE; 1 year each chem, physics, calculus (may have some deficiencies to be made up at UWM); summer field camp (PhD requires a MS)
https://uwm.edu/geosciences/graduate/ms-degree/
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Boise State
Public Comprehensive
Boise, IDMS, PhD
February 1/October 15
GRE; "relevant coursework in chem, physics, math, geo"
Assistantships avalable
https://earth.boisestate.edu/student-resources/admissions/
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