Family Studies & Social Work

Graduate Programs

Miami's Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science offers three programs for advanced study (Ph.D., M.S., and M.A.) as well as a combined Bachelors/MA program. Both the Ph.D. and the M.S. require a substantial component of original research culminating in a dissertation or thesis, respectively. The M.A. is a non-thesis degree. For more information on our research programs please click here. For applicaton procedures and access to the online application, please click here. To request information on our program please click here to access the Graduate School's Request for Information Form.

The department also participates in a program which offers a Ph.D. degree in the EEEB program (Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology). The program involves several departments and centers, and over 40 participating faculty. For more information go to the EEEB program website.

Research Emphases

  • Geomicrobiology and life in extreme environments
  • Geophysics, seismology, and mantle dynamics
  • Hydrogeology and contaminant transport
  • Igneous petrology and volcanology
  • Isotope Geochemistry - radiogenic and stable
  • Low-temperature geochemistry
  • Mineralogy and crystallography
  • Mineral surface geochemistry
  • Paleoclimatology and geomorphology
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Tectonics and structural geology

Financial Assistance

All current students are supported by nine-month teaching or research assistantships plus duty-free summer stipends. These awards carry full tuition waivers for the academic year and summer terms. Applications for graduate study and financial support should be received no later than February 1 for the following academic year.

New Financial Assistance available. Please go to the graduate support page for more information.

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