Boston, MA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
45%
55%
student ratio
69
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 31
fall application deadline
34%
acceptance rate
9 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Earth And Environment Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Geography Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Geography ]
      Master of Arts (MA) [Geography ]
    • Earth Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Remote Sensing And Geospatial Sciences Master of Arts (MA) [Geographic Information Systems]
    • Global Development Policy Master of Arts (MA)
    • International Relations And Environmental Policy Master of Arts (MA) [Environmental Policy ]
    • Energy And Environment Master of Arts (MA) [Energy Management and Policy ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 11
    • Doctoral Degrees 13
    • 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? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some and Thesis Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

34% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 163
    • Accepted 57
    • Acceptance Rate 34
    • Enrolled 18
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $95
    • Application Fee - International $95
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 31st January 31st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline October 15th October 15th Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and personal statement, writing sample (for geography)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and personal statement, writing sample (for geography)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 31
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students69
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students69
    • Part-time Percentage4%
    • Full-time Percentage96%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian48%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian1%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown or International Student45%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBiogeosciences, climate and surface processes; energy, environment and society; geographical sciences; geology, geochemistry and geophysics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Earth and Environment

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Boston University

One Silber Way
Boston, MA 02215
United States

David Marchant

Chair

Phone: 617-353-3236
Email: marchant@bu.edu

Alissa Beideck

Graduate Program Coordinator

Phone: 617-353-2529
Fax: 617-353-8399
Email: abeideck@bu.edu

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