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University of Memphis

Department of Earth Sciences

Memphis, TN

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Overview

University of Memphis / Department of Earth Sciences is located in Memphis, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Geographic information systems GIS educator
(Graduate Certificate) Geographic information systems Geographic information systems
(Graduate Certificate) Geographic information systems GIS planning
(Graduate Certificate) Geographic information systems GIS professional
Master of Science (MS) Earth sciences Geology
Master of Science (MS) Earth sciences Archaeology
Master of Science (MS) Earth sciences Interdisciplinary studies
Master of Science (MS) Earth sciences Geography
Master of Science (MS) Earth sciences Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth sciences
Master of Arts (MA) Earth sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 5
Other Advanced Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
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
Seminar presentation
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, submission of two manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journal or books

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
17
Accepted
16
Enrolled
89%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
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 November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of research interests
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation, resume, personal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

74
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.7%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (39%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Hazards, active tectonics, geophysics, hydrology and water resources, spatial analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 109 Johnson Hall
Memphis, TN  38152
United States
Contact Dr. Daniel Larsen
Chair
Email: dlarsen@memphis.edu
Phone: 901-678-4358
Fax: 901-678-2178

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