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University of California, Berkeley

Department of Earth and Planetary Science

Berkeley, CA

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University of California, Berkeley

Overview

University of California, Berkeley / Department of Earth and Planetary Science is located in Berkeley, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics
Master of Arts (MA) Geology
Master of Arts (MA) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics
Master of Science (MS) Geology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 4

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 General Test
Oral exam (MA), thesis (MS)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Candidacy exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

201
Applied
8
Enrolled

Applying

105
Application Fee - Domestic
125
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 21st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

59
Total Graduate Students
25%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.39%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.69%
Asian 6.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.86%

Gender

Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Tectonics, environmental geology, high-pressure geophysics and seismology, economic geology, geochemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Berkeley, CA  94720
United States
Contact Prof. Richard Allen
Chair
Phone: 510-642-3993
Fax: 510-643-9980

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