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University of New Mexico

Program in Earth and Planetary Sciences

Albuquerque, NM

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University of New Mexico

Overview

University of New Mexico / Program in Earth and Planetary Sciences is located in Albuquerque, NM, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

56
Applied
15
Accepted
15
Enrolled
27%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.34%
Black or African American 1.72%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.72%
Unknown 1.72%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
Male (10)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Climatology, experimental petrology, geochemistry, geographic information technologies, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology, igneous petrology, metamorphic petrology, meteoritic, meteorology, micrometeorites, mineralogy, paleoclimatology, paleontology, pedology, petrology, physical volcanology, planetary sciences, Precambrian geology, quaternary geology, sedimentary geochemistry, sedimentology, stable isotope geochemistry, stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, volcanology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,509,810

Location & Contact

Address 221 Yale Boulevard NE, Northrop Hall, Room 141
Albuquerque, NM  87131
United States
Contact Dr. Adrian J. Brearley
Chair
Email: brearley@unm.edu
Phone: 505-277-4204
Fax: 505-277-8843

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