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University of California, Santa Cruz

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Santa Cruz, CA

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University of California, Santa Cruz

Overview

University of California, Santa Cruz / Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is located in Santa Cruz, CA, in a small 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 4
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

132
Applied
31
Accepted
12
Enrolled
23%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th 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: 83
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 8

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

59
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.08%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.69%
Unknown 15.25%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Evolution of continental margins and orogenic belts, geologic processes occurring at plate boundaries, deep-sea sediment diagenesis, paleoecology, hydrogeology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
United States
Contact Cathy Smith
Graduate Program Coordinator
Email: cdsmith@ucsc.edu
Phone: 831-459-2504

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