Application Process

Important: The deadline for applications for fall semester admissions is January 1. 

Likewise, the deadline for applications for spring semester admissions is August 15.

Please note that other graduate programs in the College of Geosciences may have later application dates so be sure your application to the intended Geology or Geophysics graduate degree program is completed by Jan. 1 or Aug. 15.

We award fellowships and assistantships on a rolling basis thereafter, which generally means we can inform admitted students of our decision within a few weeks of the application closing dates. 

All decisions for fall semester admissions will be made by May 31 and for spring semester admissions by November 30.

Students are strongly encouraged to contact potential faculty advisors in their field of interest.

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Post Admission

All accepted applicants will automatically be given full consideration for financial support, including both research and teaching assistantships as well as fellowships. There are no separate applications for assistantships or fellowships. Selected domestic students will be invited to visit the department in the spring.