Doctor of Philosophy in Earth and Environmental Science with Dissertation in Geology

  • Professors: Aster, Bowman (Chair of the Department), Campbell, Condie, Hendrickx, Kyle, Norman, Phillips, Wilson
  • Associate Professors: Axen, Boston, Harrison, D. Johnson, McIntosh, Mozley
  • Assistant Professors: Bilek, J. Johnson, Spinelli, Vivoni
  • Emeritus Professors: Budding, G. Gross, Lattman, Sanford, Schlue
  • Adjunct Faculty: Andres, Austin, Barker, Bauer, Broadhead, Buckley, S. Cather, Chamberlin, Chapin, Connell, Dunbar, Hawley, Heizler, Jaksha, Kelley, Kieft, Land, Love, McCord, McLemore, Murray, Newman B., Pullin, Reiter, Scholle, Stephens, Tidwell, Tobin, Ulmer-Scholle

Degree Requirements

Students of exceptional ability, as demonstrated in previous courses or in a master’s degree program, may pursue a program leading to the doctoral degree. 

The prospective doctoral candidate in earth and environmental science with specialization in geology should develop a good background in geology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, in addition to achieving a high level of competence in the field of specialization. Ph.D. students must include three credits of GEOL 592 and at least six credit hours of GEOL 593, unless the degree is completed in a shorter time. Additional information is found under the Graduate Program (page 28).

Research fields appropriate for the geology candidate include petrology, volcanology, mineral deposits, geochronology, stable isotopes, environmental geology, coal geology, geohydrology, sedimentation and stratigraphy, regional tectonics, and structural geology. Interdisciplinary programs in the earth science fields are encouraged.