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University of California, Riverside

Department of Earth Sciences

Riverside, CA

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University of California, Riverside

Overview

University of California, Riverside / Department of Earth Sciences is located in Riverside, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 2

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
Thesis Required
Final oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams, final oral exam

Admissions

Applying

80
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 December 1st February 1st Yes
Winter deadline September 1st July 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 5
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

32
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.25%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 21.88%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 34
Part-time - 0
Male (19)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Applied and solid earth geophysics, tectonic geomorphology, fluid-rock interaction, paleobiology-ecology, sedimentary-geochemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA  92521-0102
United States
Contact Dr. David Oglesby
Chair
Email: richard.minnich@ucr.edu
Phone: 951-827-5515
Fax: 951-827-2036

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