Ph.D. On Campus

Earth System Science

Stanford University

60 months
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At Stanford University, the faculty members in Earth System Science have very strong graduate groups and premier research programs. Through its courses, seminars, and speaker series, ESS offers graduate students an opportunity to be part of an intellectual community with common or related interests and goals. 


The objectives of the doctoral program in Earth System Science from Stanford University are to enable students to develop the skills needed to conduct original investigations in environmental and Earth system sciences, to interpret the results, and to present the data and conclusions in a publishable manner. 

Key Features 

  • We also intend that our graduates obtain strong communication skills and leadership skills, with the ability to teach and communicate effectively with the public. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Topics in Earth System Science
  • Climate Change: An Earth Systems Perspective
  • Research Proposal Development and Delivery
  • Data science for geoscience
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Applied Multivariate Analysis
  • Modern Statistics for Modern Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Electronic Stanford Graduate Application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE and TOEFL Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Upload each transcript as a single pdf file. Do not upload an unofficial transcript printed from your university website. You must obtain an official transcript and make a scanned copy to upload to the application.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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