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University of Colorado Boulder

Department of Geological Sciences

Boulder, CO

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University of Colorado Boulder

Overview

University of Colorado Boulder / Department of Geological Sciences is located in Boulder, CO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

239
Applied
27
Accepted
15
Enrolled
11%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
80
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th Not reported No
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75

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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

68
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
98%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.82%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.41%
Unknown 7.35%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time - 33
Part-time - 0
Male (24)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geology; earth sciences; tectonics; geophysics; geosciences
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
14,394,523

Location & Contact

Address Boulder, CO  80309
United States

Phone: 303-492-1411