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University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Earth Science

Santa Barbara, CA

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Overview

University of California, Santa Barbara / Department of Earth Science is located in Santa Barbara, CA, 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 10
Doctoral Degrees 8

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
30 units
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
30 units, qualifying exam, defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

109
Applied
17
Accepted
12
Enrolled
16%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
110
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 3
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.32%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.44%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.88%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 8
Male (23)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geology, geomaterials and earth's structure; geomorphology, tectonics; geophysics, seismology; paleoclimatology, paleoceanography and geochemistry; paleobiology, evolution and paleontology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1006 Webb Hall
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-9620
United States
Contact Dr. Douglas Burbank
Chair
Email: burbank@eri.ucsb.edu
Phone: 805-893-7858
Fax: 805-893-2314

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