Department of Geological Sciences Michigan State University

Department of Geological Sciences Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
39%
61%
student ratio
23
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
December 27
fall application deadline
18%
acceptance rate
5 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Geological Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Environmental Geosciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Environmental Geosciences-Environmental Toxicology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 4
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis (for those without prior thesis work)
    • Doctoral Degrees Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

18% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 38
    • Accepted 7
    • Acceptance Rate 18
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 27th Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0, and course work in geoscience, 3 letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, 3 letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, Michigan State University ELT (minimum score 85), Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (minimum score 83)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • Tuition *
    • Student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students23
    • Female Percentage39%
    • Male Percentage61%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students23
    • Part-time Percentage4%
    • Full-time Percentage96%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian88%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown12%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty12
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage17%
    • Male Percentage83%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchWater in the environment, global and biological change, crystal dynamics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$607,187

Location & Contact

Department of Geological Sciences

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824
United States

Dr. Ralph Taggart

Chairperson

Phone: 517-355-4626
Fax: 517-353-8787
Email: taggart@msu.edu

Ms. Jackie Bennett

Graduate Program Secretary

Phone: 517-355-4626
Fax: 517-353-8787
Email: geosci@msu.edu


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