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University of Minnesota, Duluth

Department of Geological Sciences

Duluth, MN

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University of Minnesota, Duluth

Overview

University of Minnesota, Duluth / Department of Geological Sciences is located in Duluth, MN.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 1

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
Thesis Required
Final oral exam, written and oral research proposal

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
20
Accepted
11
Enrolled
61%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 5
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

37
Total Graduate Students
40%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
59%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 83%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 5
Male (10)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Surface processes, tectonics, planetary geology, paleoclimate, petrology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
842,926

Location & Contact

Address 1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812-2496
United States
Contact Dr. Penelope Morton
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: pmorton@d.umn.edu
Phone: 218-726-7962
Fax: 218-726-8275