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University of Rochester

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Rochester, NY

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University of Rochester

Overview

University of Rochester / Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Terminal master's degree available? Yes

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

37
Applied
11
Accepted
6
Enrolled
30%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, letters of recommendation

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 Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

23
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.35%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4.35%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 8.7%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

10
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 0
Male (9)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Isotope geochemistry, ice core, paleomagnetism, atmospheric chemistry and climate modeling, early earth and experimental geochemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,462,705

Location & Contact

Address 227 Hutchison Hall, PO Box 270221
Rochester, NY  14627
United States
Contact John A. Tarduno
Chair
Email: john.tarduno@rochester.edu
Phone: 585-275-5713

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