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

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

Fields of doctoral dissertation research include geochemistry of ore deposits, trace element and isotope geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic systems, fluid-inclusion geochemistry, geochronology, hydrogeochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry, and environmental geochemistry. Interdisciplinary programs in the earth science fields are encouraged.