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Degrees Offered:

  • Geology (Fall Admission ONLY)
  • M.A. in Geology
  • See Environmental Resources and Policy for Ph.D.
  • See Geosciences for Ph.D.

Application Fee - $65

Tests Required - GRE

Deadlines - None

Areas of Interest

  • Active Tectonics - M.A., M.S.
  • Applied Seismology and Potential-Field Geophysics - M.A., M.S.
  • Coal and Energy Resource Geology - M.A., M.S.
  • Environmental Geology - M.A., M.S.
  • Environmental Geochemistry - M.A., M.S.
  • Environmental Geophysics - M.A., M.S.
  • Geomorphology - M.A., M.S.
  • Hydrogeology - M.A., M.S.
  • Low-Temperature Geochemistry - M.A., M.S.
  • Ore Deposits and Economic Geology - M.A., M.S.
  • Organic Geochemistry - M.A., M.S.
  • Paleontology, Micropaleontology, and Paleoecology - M.A., M.S.
  • Petrology - M.A., M.S.
  • Pleistocene Geology - M.A., M.S.
  • Sedimentation and Stratigraphy - M.A., M.S.
  • Structural Geology - M.A., M.S.

Contact Information



Parkinson Lab Room 102
Mailcode - 4324
Carbondale, IL 62901

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