The PhD in geosciences degree program provides a challenging curriculum that is relevant to today’s career prospects and the opportunity to study with internationally renowned faculty members. Students will benefit from strong research programs, a high-tech infrastructure and a full program of convenient evening academic courses.
The graduate program prepares students for employment in the energy and environmental sectors, geospatial technologies and mining professions in industry, government or academia.
School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Catalog page: PhD
Degree requirements: Bachelor's in geosciences or equivalent, including courses in physics, mathematics and chemistry, is preferred.
Test score required: Yes
Combined minimum GRE score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the exam is advisable.
Letters of recommendation: Required
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.
Deadlines: University deadlines apply.
Other application requirements:
Supplemental Geosciences Application Form which can be obtained from the Geosciences Department Office by mail (ROC 21, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX, 75080, USA), telephone (972-883-2401), or email the Geosciences Department.
800 W. Campbell Road FO21
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Geoscientist, academic/industry researcher, professor
See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.