Graduate Program

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology. Students with degrees in geology, any other natural science, or engineering are invited to apply.

Admission to pursue an M.S. or Ph.D. degree requires a bachelor's degree, a minimum grade point average of 2.75, three letters of reference and results from the verbal, quantitative, and analytical Graduate Record Examination (GRE). TOEFL scores are required for international applicants. For more details, please consult Admissions Information and Assistantships and Fellowships.

For a response on your match with our program, please click on Quick Feedback.

Research within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is funded by grants and contracts from NSF, DOE, PRF, and other federal, state, and industrial sources. Areas of graduate research are in fields covered by regular and adjunct faculty, including coal geology, hydrogeology, stratigraphy, petrology, geophysics, and tectonics.

For more information, please go to Research Clusters or click on the relevant image on the left.

We have well-establish Research Facilities within the department and our students also benefit from access to instrumentation across campus.

An important asset here at UK is the research collaboration with other groups on campus which provide additional research opportunities for our students. These often involve our adjunct faculty and include cooperation with the Kentucky Geological Survey, the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, and the Center for Applied Energy Research, all attached to the University of Kentucky.

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