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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Geology and Environmental Science

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Geology and Environmental Science is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Professional Science Master's (Pro-MS) Geographical information systems and remote sensing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology and environmental science
Master of Science (MS) Geology and environmental science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 1
Other Advanced Degrees 2

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 Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam Preliminary Exam
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

61
Applied
21
Accepted
9
Enrolled
34%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam Preliminary Exam

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 577
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 2.86%
White or Caucasian 85%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.86%
Asian 11.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Tectonic, Volcanic and Surface Processes Planetary Science and Astrobiology Paleoclimate and Environmental Change Environmental Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry Energy Geosciences Hydrologic Processes
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 4107 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15260-3332
United States
Contact Ms. Cindy Niznik
Administrative Officer
Email: niznik@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-9070

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