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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Department of Geosciences

Fairbanks, AK

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Overview

University of Alaska Fairbanks / Department of Geosciences is located in Fairbanks, AK, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics Snow, ice, and permafrost geophysics
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics Solid-earth geophysics
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics Remote sensing geophysics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral defense of thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Defense of the dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

75
Applied
12
Accepted
12
Enrolled
16%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st March 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in geology, geophysics, or an appropriate physical science or engineering with minimum cumulative undergraduate and major GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

76
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.32%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.32%
Unknown 25%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Glacial surging, volcanology, geochronology, impact cratering, permafrost geophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 755780
Fairbanks, AK  99775-5780
United States
Contact Dr. Paul McCarthy
Department Chair
Email: geology@uaf.edu
Phone: 907-474-7565
Fax: 907-474-5163

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