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The University of Texas at Dallas

Department of Geosciences

Richardson, TX

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The University of Texas at Dallas

Overview

The University of Texas at Dallas / Department of Geosciences is located in Richardson, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geosciences - stratigraphy
Master of Science (MS) Geosciences - stratigraphy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geosciences - petrology and mineralogy
Master of Science (MS) Geosciences - petrology and mineralogy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geosciences
Master of Science (MS) Geosciences
Master of Science (MS) Geosciences - sedimentology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geosciences - sedimentology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 28
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

91
Applied
22
Accepted
20
Enrolled
24%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th May 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-level course work in field
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-level course work in field

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 30
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

76
Total Graduate Students
35%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.63%
Black or African American 5.26%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.32%
Asian 6.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.32%
Unknown 2.63%

Gender

Male (69%)
Female (30%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 0

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cyber mapping, GPS applications for geophysics and geology, seismology and ground-penetrating radar, numerical modeling, signal processing and inverse modeling techniques in seismology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 West Campbell Road
Mailstop ROC21
Richardson, TX  75080
United States
Contact Dr. John Geissman
Department Head
Email: geosciences@utdallas.edu
Phone: 972-883-2401
Fax: 972-883-2537

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