Geology and Geological Engineering PhD
The Geology and Geological Engineering PhD degree program emphasizes the completion of a dissertation that makes a unique and significant research contribution. Students may specialize in either geology (which includes paleontology) or geological engineering, each of which has
different background and program requirements.
Doctoral students work with faculty mentors to develop a specialized program of study in an active research area within the department, including groundwater, water quality and resources, environmental resource protection, geologic hazards, geotechnical/engineering geology, energy and mineral resources, environmental and exploration geophysics, geochemistry, petroleum geology, sedimentation/stratigraphy, mineralogy/petrology, geodynamics, GIS/remote sensing, paleontology or structure/tectonics.
Find out more about department
research areas and
Graduate Degree Programs
Find forms and checklists for graduate programs here.