We are concerned with the responsible utilization of natural resources, issues of sustainability, as well as the mitigation of natural and manmade hazards and global change. We read Earth’s recent and ancient history in its rocks, fossils, landscapes, and its gravity. We probe and characterize the Earth system using satellites, in situ and laboratory measurements, physical theories, and numerical models. We conduct field work worldwide from Antarctica to the Arctic and from coral reefs to mountain peaks.
Our scientific activities and interests span an enormous range of temporal and spatial scales. We create and disseminate knowledge about our planet, develop new techniques to explore and understand it, and share this knowledge and our technical skills with our colleagues, our students, and society in the Earth Sciences programme at the The Ohio State University.
- To advance our understanding of Earth as a dynamic and complex system, its past and present evolution, and its resources and vulnerabilities
- To assess human impact on the Earth system, and the implications of global change for the biosphere, society, and regional and global economies.
- To educate the next generation of scientists, researchers, teachers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and environmental professionals.
- To promote a better informed populace within the state of Ohio, our nation, and worldwide.
As a student in the School of Earth Sciences, you will:
- Investigate the history of our planet, its material structure and resources, and the processes that have driven its evolution and continue to shape our environments.
- Study the Earth’s interior and surface, its oceans, freshwaters and glaciers, its atmosphere and outer space, and their interactions with each other and with the biosphere.
- Learn responsible use of natural resources, issues of sustainability, and the mitigation of natural and manmade hazards and global change.
- Read Earth’s recent and ancient history in its rocks, fossils, landscapes and gravity.
- Probe and characterize the Earth system using satellites, in situ and laboratory measurements, physical theories, and numerical models.
- Have access to several laboratory facilities, data archives and a variety of instrumental equipment.
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Natural Sciences Environmental Sciences View 31 other PhDs in Earth Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:
- A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
- A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
- Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
- Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)
International40507 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40507 USD per year
National37140 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 37140 USD per year
In-State12425 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12425 USD per year
Living costs for Columbus
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