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University of Houston

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Houston, TX

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University of Houston

Overview

University of Houston / Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Atmospheric science
Master of Arts (MA) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 33
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

198
Applied
140
Accepted
69
Enrolled
71%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st October 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: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

237
Total Graduate Students
40%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.33%
Black or African American 4.22%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0.42%

Gender

Male (70%)
Female (29%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 5
Male (23)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Atmospherics sciences, seismic and solid earth geophysics, tectonics, environmental hydrochemistry, carbonates, micropaleontology, structure and tectonics, petroleum geology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX  77204
United States
Contact Dr. John Casey
Chairman
Email: jfcasey@uh.edu
Phone: 713-743-3399
Fax: 713-748-7906

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