The School of Geosciences offers four graduate degrees - Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.):
Master of Science in Geology
Master of Science in Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy in Geology
Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics
Currently there are 110 students enrolled in our graduate programs (see Graduate Students under the People link). Our graduate degrees require students to complete courses in their area of specialization and conduct original research projects that will result in a Thesis (M.S.) or Dissertation (Ph.D.). While in the graduate program, students are under the advisement of one of our 20 full-time, Ph.D.-holding faculty members.
Along with their degree work, most of our students participate in the various opportunities through the School of Geosciences to network with future employers. The School hosts numerous companies each year that provide recruitment and presentation opportunities for our graduate students which result in internships and full-time careers.
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Considering OU for Graduate Studies?
As you consider your graduate studies, it is important to contact faculty members in the area you are interested in studying. Some students are very settled on a specific field of study; if this describes you, contact the faculty in that particular area. Other students, however, may be interested in several areas and so you should contact multiple faculty in those different fields. Either way, by contacting specific faculty, you can learn about their most current research projects, the potential of funding, and whether they are accepting new students—and they will get to know you as well.
Investigate what we do in the School of Geosciences, and where you might fit in, by following the links below:
- Earth History
- Earth Materials
- Environmental Geosciences
- Petroleum Geosciences
- Planetary Sciences and Solid Earth Geophysics