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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program in Geology

Troy, NY

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Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Program in Geology is located in Troy, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 3

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 Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
10
Accepted
3
Enrolled
30%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1

Student Body

11
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.18%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (63%)
Female (36%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrobiology, carbon in deep earth, climate assessment, ecosystem studies, environmental and freshwater geochemistry, geoinformatics, geomicrobiology, geophysical simulation, inorganic and igneous experimental geochemistry, isotopic and organic geochemistry, lithosphere dynamics and tectonophysics, metamorphic petrology and geochemistry, microbial geochemistry, paleoceanography and micropaleontology, seismology and solid earth geophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
403,292

Location & Contact

Address 110 8th Street
Troy, NY  12180-3590
United States
Contact Dr. Mimi Katz
Graduate Program Director
Email: katzm@rpi.edu
Phone: 518-276-8521

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