Ph.D. On Campus

Geological Sciences

Cornell University

60 months
29500 USD/year
29500 USD/year
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The geological science program is designed to give students broad and formal training in the basic sciences as well as field and practical experience through research in their specialty. The Geological Sciences program is offered by Cornell University.



  • The program has particular strengths in geophysics, geochemistry and petrology, structural geology, sedimentology, marine ecology, and paleontology. However, the exceptional flexibility of Cornell's graduate program provides ample opportunity for students to work across disciplinary areas. For example, arrangements exist for study of marine ecology, water resources, and various branches of applied geological science. 
  • Faculty members in other fields or divisions offer interdisciplinary courses including planetology and extraterrestrial geology, paleobotany, ecology and systematics, biogeochemistry, limnology, soil genesis, soil mineralogy, soil and rock mechanics, remote sensing, environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology, fluid dynamics, elasticity, geotechnical and earthquake engineering, regional planning, hydraulics and hydrology, and materials science and engineering.
  • A candidate for a doctoral degree in Geological Sciences is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in a sub-discipline within the broader domain of earth sciences and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the sub-discipline in a timely fashion.
The Geological Sciences program is offered by Cornell University.

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject:

  • Economic Geology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Geophysics
  • General Geology
  • Geobiology
  • Geochemistry And Isotope Geology
  • Geohydrology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Recommendations
    • A statement of purpose
    • Transcripts
    • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29500 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    29500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29500 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
Living costs

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


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