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Geological Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , NY,
The graduate program in the Department of Geological Sciences offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs in geological sciences.

About

  • Students are trained to conduct research that leads to publishable work, advancing knowledge in one of the following subdisciplines: environmental geosciences, sedimentology and surficial processes, and geochemistry and petrology. As research activities are often diverse and interdisciplinary, students are encouraged to tailor their study to their individual interests with the help of faculty members.
  • The small size of the department allows students to develop strong relationships with the faculty, and the curriculum is heavily research-based, reflecting industry standards. The program also emphasizes Earth surfaces processes and sedimentology, which is unique in the SUNY system. Funding is available to both MS and PhD students in the form of scholarships and stipends through teaching and research assistantships.
  • The program also regularly hosts field excursions and seminars held by noted geologists. Recent field trips include Florida, Wyoming, Canada, Chile, East Africa and Mexico.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The program aims to not only train students to conduct innovative research, but also to encourage students to claim ownership of their research and submit theses or dissertations as publication-ready manuscripts. 
  • The department boasts state-of-the-art laboratory facilities as well as specialized research and analytical equipment to aid students in their academic endeavors. 
  • The department is committed to developing interdisciplinary, professional collaborations with research centers such as the University’s Center for Integrated Watershed Studies and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. 
  • Throughout their course of study, graduate students will establish a solid foundation of research and analytical knowledge, as well as develop a marketable skillset that allows them to move directly into careers in industry after graduation.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

To be eligible, you must have and provide:

  • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university
  • Complete set of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts. At minimum, a 3.0 GPA is required.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Online graduate degree application and application fee
  • Transcripts from each college/university you have attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Official GRE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Binghamton

  • 910 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Aside from maintaining reasonable tuition rates, Binghamton University offers numerous funding options. From loans and fellowships to student employment and travel funding, Binghamton University can help you find the sources you need to enhance your career and make your education attainable. Explore as many avenues as you can, using the links below to get you started:
  • Financial aid
  • Assistantships
  • Fellowships and scholarships
  • Opportunities for employment
  • Opportunities for underrepresented students
  • Research and travel funding
  • External funding
Many of these financial aid and funding opportunities require students to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are encouraged to complete their FAFSAs online as early as possible each calendar year.Non-degree/non-matriculated students are not eligible for most sources of financial aid, but may be eligible for some federal loans under certain circumstances. Students who wish to apply for federal financial aid must submit the Non-Degree/Non-Matriculated Status Certification form available on the Office of Financial Aid website.

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