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The University of Alabama

Department of Geological Sciences

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Geological Sciences is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, 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 11
Doctoral Degrees 1
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47
Applied
23
Accepted
15
Enrolled
49%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

51
Total Graduate Students
31%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.92%
Black or African American 7.84%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.96%
Unknown 1.96%

Gender

Male (49%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Energy, hydrology, geochemistry, structure, petrology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
417,315

Location & Contact

Address 206 Student Services Center
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487
United States
Contact Dr. Fred Andrus
Chairperson and Associate Professor
Email: fandrus@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-5177

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