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Florida Atlantic University

Department of Geosciences

Boca Raton, FL

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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
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geosciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

40
Applied
19
Accepted
11
Enrolled
48%

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

Exam Details
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

62
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.29%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.23%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 2
Male (14)
Female (6)

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

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