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Syracuse University

Department of Earth Sciences

Syracuse, NY


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Syracuse University


Syracuse University / Department of Earth Sciences is located in Syracuse, NY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Research tool
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
2 research tools



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Personal statement, including research and/or teaching experience, research interests, and career goals; three letters of recommendation; official transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 85

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans


Focus of faculty research: Environmental geology, thermochronology, tectonics, isotope geochemistry, paleobiology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 204 Heroy Geology Laboratory
Syracuse, NY  13244
United States

Phone: 315-443-1870