Tremendous opportunities exist for graduate students in Geology at USF. For Fall
2011, Teaching and Research Assistantships will be available for incoming PhD and Master's
degree candidates. These assistantships cover tuition and provide
a stipend ranging from $11,250 to $20,000 for the academic year (nine months). Take
advantage of this great opportunity to study geology!
USF has an active and competitive graduate program in Geology. We offer Doctoral
(Ph.D.) and Master's (M.S.) degrees in Geology
with concentrations in a variety of disciplines. Currently, the Department has 61
graduate students enrolled and we support 30 of these students through Teaching
Assistantships and Research Assistantships. These Assistantships cover graduate
student tuition (both in-state and out-of-state), and provide a salary for students,
ranging from $11,250 - $20,000 per academic year or more, depending
on student qualifications and the nature of support. Our students travel the world
pursuing the highest levels of research in geology, and we provide students with
excellent facilities at USF for getting the job done. USF Geology faculty are committed
to helping our graduate students progress through the program rapidly so they can move on
to successful careers in industry, government, and academia.
To join the Department of Geology at USF as a graduate student, we recommend
you take the following three steps:
- Look for the specialty track at right that captures your interests most
- Contact the Faculty who
are associated with your area of interest
- Review the entrance
requirements carefully and complete an application
If you have questions at any point during the process of applying to Graduate School
in Geology at USF, please e-mail the Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Ping Wang or e-mail the Geology Department Chair:
Dr. Jeff Ryan.
Specialty Tracks for Graduate Students in USF Geology
Graduate School is all about studying great research questions in Geology with in-depth
and focused attention. You can assure an auspicious start to your graduate career
at USF if you identify your niche in the following summary of Specialty Tracks.
Please view the links on the right for information on individual research groups.