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Overview

Southern Methodist University / Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences is located in Dallas, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Earth sciences
Master of Science (MS) Applied geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth sciences

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Qualifying exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 30th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, letters of recommendation
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Research

Focus of faculty research: Sedimentology, geochemistry, igneous and metamorphic petrology, vertebrate paleontology, seismology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 6425 Boaz Lane
Dallas, TX  75275
United States
Contact Dr. Zhong Lu
Graduate Advisor
Email: zhonglu@smu.edu
Phone: 214-768-0101