Graduate Admission

Miami's Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science offers three programs for advanced study (Ph.D., M.S., and M.A.) as well as a combined Bachelors/MA program. Both the Ph.D. and the M.S. require a substantial component of original research culminating in a dissertation or thesis, respectively. The M.A. is a non-thesis degree. For more information on our research programs please visit our research areas page. For application procedures and access to the online application, please visit the Graduate Studies website. To request information on our program please access the Graduate School's Request for Information Form.

The department also participates in a program which offers a Ph.D. degree in the EEEB program (Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology). The program involves several departments and centers, and over 40 participating faculty. For more information go to the EEEB program website.

Research Emphases

  • Geomicrobiology and life in extreme environments
  • Geophysics, seismology, and mantle dynamics
  • Hydrogeology and contaminant transport
  • Igneous petrology and volcanology
  • Isotope Geochemistry - radiogenic and stable
  • Low-temperature geochemistry
  • Mineralogy and crystallography
  • Mineral surface geochemistry
  • Paleoclimatology and geomorphology
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Tectonics and structural geology
  • Paleontology and Paleoecology