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Michigan State University

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

East Lansing, MI

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Michigan State University

Overview

Michigan State University / Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is located in East Lansing, MI, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geological sciences
Master of Science (MS) Geological sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental geosciences-environmental toxicology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental geosciences
Master of Science (MS) Environmental geosciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 2

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis (for those without prior thesis work)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
7
Accepted
18%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 27th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, course work in geoscience, 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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

23
Total Graduate Students
26%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 8.7%

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (39%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (10)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Water in the environment, global and biological change, crystal dynamics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
607,187

Location & Contact

Address East Lansing, MI  48824
United States
Contact Dr. Ralph E. Taggart
Chairperson
Email: taggart@msu.edu
Phone: 517-355-4626
Fax: 517-353-8787

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