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University of Utah

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

University of Utah / Department of Geology and Geophysics is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology
Master of Engineering (ME) Geological engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geological engineering
Master of Science (MS) Geological engineering
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
30 credits of course work (10 of which are thesis research credit hours)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

98
Applied
12
Accepted
5
Enrolled
12%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Academic Transcripts, Letters of Reference, CV or Resume, Statement of Purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Academic Transcripts, Letters of Reference, CV or Resume, Statement of Purpose

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 Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

74
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.11%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.7%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Petroleum Geology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Carbon Cycle, Hydrology and Groundwater, Seismology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,058,345

Location & Contact

Address Frederick A. Sutton Building, Room 383
115 South 1460 East
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
United States
Contact Thure Cerling
Department Chair
Email: thure.cerling@utah.edu
Phone: 801-585-6656
Fax: 801-581-7061

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