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Overview

Cornell University / Field of Geological Sciences is located in Ithaca, NY, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Stratigraphy
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Engineering geology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Geotectonics
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Planetary geology
Master of Science (MS) Engineering geology
Master of Science (MS) Planetary geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Economic geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geohydrology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Petroleum geology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Sedimentology
Master of Science (MS) Economic geology
Master of Science (MS) General geology
Master of Science (MS) Geohydrology
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics
Master of Science (MS) Petroleum geology
Master of Science (MS) Sedimentology
Master of Science (MS) Stratigraphy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Seismology
Master of Science (MS) Mineralogy
Master of Science (MS) Seismology
Master of Science (MS) Structural geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) General geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Paleontology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sedimentology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental geophysics
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Mineralogy
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Structural geology
Master of Science (MS) Geobiology
Master of Science (MS) Quaternary geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geotectonics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Quaternary geology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Geohydrology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Quaternary geology
Master of Science (MS) Paleontology
Master of Science (MS) Precambrian geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geochemistry and isotope geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Rock mechanics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine geology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Petroleum geology
Master of Science (MS) Marine geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Petrology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Precambrian geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Structural geology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Environmental geophysics
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Economic geology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Geobiology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Geomorphology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Paleontology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Rock mechanics
Master of Science (MS) Geochemistry and isotope geology
Master of Science (MS) Geotectonics
Master of Science (MS) Rock mechanics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mineralogy
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Precambrian geology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Geochemistry and isotope geology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Geophysics
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Petrology
Master of Science (MS) Geomorphology
Master of Science (MS) Petrology
Master of Science (MS) Environmental geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geobiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geomorphology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Planetary geology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) General geology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Seismology
Master of Engineering (M Eng) Stratigraphy

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis (MS)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

69
Applied
12
Accepted
7
Enrolled
17%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 77

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

32
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.13%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 6.25%
Unknown 6.25%

Gender

Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time (32)
Part-time (0)
Male (27)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geophysics, structural geology, petrology, geochemistry, geodynamics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2124 Snee Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853
United States
Contact Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 607-255-5466
Fax: 607-254-4780