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.  

Photo - GEOL, GradEd, HomestakeDoctoral 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.

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