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University of Southern California

Department of Earth Sciences

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Department of Earth Sciences is located in Los Angeles, CA, 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
Doctoral Degrees 12

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
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
22
Accepted
12
Enrolled
39%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

55
Total Graduate Students
32%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.27%
Black or African American 1.82%
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.82%
Unknown 12.73%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 4
Male (19)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geophysics, paleoceanography, geochemistry, geobiology, structure, tectonics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
12,000,000

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. David J. Bottjer
Chair
Email: dbottjer@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-6100
Fax: 213-740-8801

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