Being part of one of the nation's top ten public research universities, we have extensive resources, enabling graduate students to conduct research at the cutting edge. Our department combines with other departments on campus to offer exceptional opportunities. Our program covers a wide range of areas, from sedimentology to studies of the earth's inner core. Visit the Research Areas page to find information about areas that interest you.
The M.S. and Ph.D. programs both involve coursework, especially in the initial phases, to bring students to the state of the art in their chosen speciality. There are also opportunities to broaden one's background and take field courses.