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Department of Earth Sciences Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences University of Southern California

  • Los Angeles, CA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 53%47%
    student ratio
  • 55
    total students
  • $31,240 | $31,240
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 1
    fall application deadline
  • 38%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Geological Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees 12
    • 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? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

38% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 57
    • Accepted 22
    • Acceptance Rate 38
    • Enrolled 12
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $85
    • Application Fee - International $85
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$31,240
    • Out-of-state tuition *$31,240
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$600.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution 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 availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships, summer support, research and travel funds

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students55
    • Female Percentage53%
    • Male Percentage47%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students55
    • Part-time Percentage4%
    • Full-time Percentage96%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino11%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian57%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian8%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown18%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty22
    • Full-time Percentage82%
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Female Percentage14%
    • Male Percentage86%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchGeophysics, paleoceanography, geochemistry, geobiology, structure, tectonics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$12,000,000

Location & Contact

Department of Earth Sciences

Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
University of Southern California

University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Dr. David Bottjer

Chair

Phone: 213-740-6100
Fax: 213-740-8801
Email: dbottjer@usc.edu

Ms. Cynthia Waite

Academic Advisor

Phone: 213-740-6109
Fax: 213-740-8801
Email: waite@usc.edu



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