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University of Florida

Department of Geological Sciences

Gainesville, FL

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Overview

University of Florida / Department of Geological Sciences is located in Gainesville, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Geology
Master of Science (MS) Hydrologic sciences
Master of Science (MS) Wetland sciences
Master of Science (MS) Tropical conservation and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Hydrologic sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Wetland sciences
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Tropical conservation and development
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Wetland sciences
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Tropical conservation and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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 for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

60
Applied
12
Accepted
11
Enrolled
20%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline October 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

46
Total Graduate Students
39%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.52%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Male (18)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Paleoclimatology, tectonophysics, petrochemistry, marine geology, geochemistry, hydrology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,459,491

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 112120
Gainesville, FL  32611
United States
Contact Dr. David A. Foster
Professor and Chair
Email: dafoster@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-392-7316
Fax: 352-392-9294

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