Department of Geosciences College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics University of Alaska Fairbanks

Department of Geosciences College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK
location
Public
type
Small
setting
50%
50%
student ratio
62
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
June 1
fall application deadline
18%
acceptance rate
9 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Geology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [economic geology]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [quaternary geology]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [remote sensing]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [volcanology]
      Master of Science (MS) [petroleum geology]
    • Geophysics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [remote sensing geophysics]
      Master of Science (MS) [remote sensing geophysics]
      Master of Science (MS) [snow, ice, and permafrost geophysics]
      Master of Science (MS) [solid-earth geophysics]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 14
    • Doctoral Degrees 10
    • 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? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

18% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 83
    • Accepted 15
    • Acceptance Rate 18
    • Enrolled 14
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 1st March 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th September 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, Students must have a bachelor's degree in geology, and geophysics, or an appropriate physical science or engineering with at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA and a 3.0 GPA in their major.
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. There are additional requirements if the student doesn't have a master's degree.
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students62
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students62
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • Full-time Percentage76%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian50%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown46%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty15
    • Full-time Percentage93%
    • Part-time Percentage7%
    • Female Percentage33%
    • Male Percentage67%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchGlacial surging, volcanology, geochronology, impact cratering, permafrost geophysics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Geosciences

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
University of Alaska Fairbanks

PO Box 755780
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5780
United States

Dr. Paul McCarthy

Department Co-Chair

Phone: 907-474-7565
Fax: 907-474-5163
Email: geology@uaf.edu

Mary Kreta

Director of Admissions

Phone: 907-474-7500
Fax: 907-474-7097
Email: admissions@uaf.edu


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