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Graduate Programs

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science offers programs leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees. The areas of possible graduate research are outlined by the wide range of faculty research interests. Students with academic degrees in Geology, Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology/Ecology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics are invited to apply. The Masters programs are designed as professional degrees to prepare students for employment in such fields as environmental geology, environmental consulting, policy making, etc., while the Doctoral program trains students to be independent researchers in academia and non-academic settings.

The graduate group guides research leading to Doctoral degrees in range of fields that encompass our research interests in Biogeochemistry, Environmental Geology, Paleobiology, Surficial Processes, Tectonics, Ocean and Climate Dynamics, Thermochronology, and Paleobiology.

Professional Masters Degrees are available in Environmental Studies and Applied Geosciences. These programs are administered by the College of Liberal and Professional Studies and designed for both full and part-time students interested in professional careers.  Program Directors and advisors are located in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science.

Department of Earth and Environmental Science / University of Pennsylvania, 251 Hayden Hall, 240 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316