61
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Florida Atlantic University / Department of Geosciences is located in Boca Raton, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geosciences
Master of Science (MS) Geology

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41
Applied
28
Accepted
16
Enrolled
68%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 61
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
47%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
52%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 19.67%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.28%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time (13)
Part-time (1)
Male (9)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: GIS applications, paleontology, hydrogeology, economic development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991
United States
Contact Zhixiao Xie
Chair and Professor
Email: xie@fau.edu
Phone: 561-297-2852