• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Geosciences program from University of Arizona  is research based and has course work requirements, as well as a final requirement of an Ph.D. dissertation.

All students who apply are considered for financial support (in the form of teaching/research assistantships, or fellowships). 

Educational Opportunity

Available fields for PhD research are biogeochemistry; climate dynamics; dendrochronology, geoarchaeology; geochemistry; geochronology; geomorphology; geophysics; mineral resources; mineralogy; paleolimnology; palynology; paleontology; petrology; sedimentology and stratigraphy; structure; and tectonics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    63 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • The Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, focuses on research and education in the nature, genesis, and history of the Earth and its crust, and the evolution of the environment and biota at the Earth's surface.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose, and résumé/CV
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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