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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Geoscience

Las Vegas, NV

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Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of Geoscience is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
8
Accepted
5
Enrolled
14%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline October 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree; letter of recommendation; statement of interest
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree/master's degree; letter of recommendation; statement of interest

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
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 March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.32%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 9.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.88%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 2
Male (10)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Petrology, geochemistry, planetary science, tectonics, hydrology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,813,531

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 454010
Las Vegas, NV  89154-4010
United States
Contact Dr. Terry Spell
Chair/Professor
Email: terry.spell@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-1171
Fax: 702-895-4064