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Princeton University

Department of Geosciences

Princeton, NJ

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Overview

Princeton University / Department of Geosciences is located in Princeton, NJ, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geosciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ocean sciences and marine biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Atmospheric and oceanic sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 9

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
General Qualifying Exam
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
General Qualifying Exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

58
Applied
12
Accepted
7
Enrolled
21%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st No

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$220,000
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 31
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

43
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.33%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 13.95%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 0
Male (14)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biogeochemistry, climate science, earth history, regional geology and tectonics, solid earth geophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
9,000,000

Location & Contact

Address Guyot Hall
Princeton Universtiy
Princeton, NJ  80544
United States
Contact Bess B Ward
Department Chair
Email: bbw@princeton.edu
Phone: 609-258-5150
Fax: 609-258-1274

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