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University of South Carolina

Department of Geological Sciences

Columbia , SC

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University of South Carolina

Overview

University of South Carolina / Department of Geological Sciences is located in Columbia, SC, 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 4
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Published paper

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
9
Accepted
7
Enrolled
27%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st Not reported Yes
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 75

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.12%
Black or African American 2.04%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.04%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.08%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Environmental geology, tectonics, petrology, coastal processes, paleoclimatology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,084,207

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Thomas Owens
Phone: 803-777-7000

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