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University of Chicago

Department of the Geophysical Sciences

Chicago, IL

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Overview

Department of the Geophysical Sciences / Department of the Geophysical Sciences is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Atmospheric sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Planetary and space sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Paleobiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 6

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 Varies
Thesis Required
Seminar
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

101
Applied
17
Accepted
9
Enrolled
17%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Research statement, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts for all previous degrees and institutions attended

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 95
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 22
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships
Federal Work-Study

Student Body

48
Total Graduate Students
39%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.25%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.25%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Climatology, evolutionary paleontology, cosmochemistry, geochemistry, oceanic sciences
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5734 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL  60637
United States
Contact Andrew Davis
Chair
Email: info@geosci.uchicago.edu
Phone: 773-702-8164

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