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University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering

Reno, NV

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University of Nevada, Reno

Overview

University of Nevada, Reno / Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering is located in Reno, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geochemistry
Master of Science (MS) Geochemistry
Master of Science (MS) Geological engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geological engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45
Applied
17
Accepted
12
Enrolled
38%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
No
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline September 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.89%
Black or African American 1.89%
White or Caucasian 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 13.21%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Male (29)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Hydrothermal ore deposits, metamorphic and igneous petrogenesis, sedimentary rock record of earth history, field and petrographic investigation of magnetism, rock fracture mechanics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Reno, NV  89557
United States
Contact Dr. Robert Watters
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 775-784-6069

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