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Why the Department of Geosciences?

The Department of Geosciences is home to 18 faculty and 4 staff members who support research and educational opportunities in geology, geography, and interdisciplinary initiatives. The Department of Geosciences offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Geosciences with a concentration in either Geography or Geology. This degree has both a thesis option and a non-thesis option. The department also offers the Ph.D. in Chemistry with Geology specialization which is a collaborative effort with the Department of Chemistry.

With exciting opportunities for research and education around the world, we are Going Places with Geosciences!

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority Deadline – February 15

Regular Deadline – April 1

Late Deadline – June 1

Spring and Summer Semesters

Priority Deadline – October 1

Regular Deadline – November 1

How to Apply

 Apply for Admission

When applying to our graduate programs, you will be submitting all the documentation to the Graduate Office; the Department does not gather any paperwork, so please do not send any documents to the department, as they will not be processed. Please read the Admissions Rubric to see how your application will be assessed. The GRE is not a part of our admission criteria.

 Get Accepted

Nobody likes to wait, but unfortunately this is your next step. You will eventually be notified regarding your acceptance, but you can always check your application’s status online.

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If you are accepted by the department, you will need to accept the offer and then make plans to join us downtown. The department should be in contact with you with updates on the start of the semester and what you need to do next.

Contact Us

In-Person: Walk-in daily from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, 3 – 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.


General Email:

Applicant info email:

Phone: 404-413-2694

Information Request Form  

Map: Office of Graduate Services 25 Park Place Suite 300