31
Students
Rural setting
Rural
Setting
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Overview

Southern Illinois University Carbondale / Department of Geology is located in Carbondale, IL, in a rural setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

34
Applied
16
Accepted
16
Enrolled
47%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.7
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.25
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

31
Total Graduate Students
51%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
48%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 41%
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 (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time (12)
Part-time (0)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
720,000

Location & Contact

Address Carbondale, IL  62901-4701
United States
Contact Dr. Steven Esling
Chair
Email: esling@geo.siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-3351
Fax: 618-453-7393