Best Geology PhD Programs

Best universities offering PhD in Geology degree programs:

Washington State University
- Geology Ph.D. candidates are required to choose an area of specialization. Each specialization outlines required courses and provides additional help to design a program.
- The Geology graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with specializations in: Sedimentology-Stratigraphy; Structural Geology-Tectonics; Mineralogy-Petrology-Geochemistry; Hydrogeology.

West Virginia University
- The Department offers a Ph.D. degree in Geology. It typically requires from three to six years of study.
- Students admitted to the Ph.D. program will have identified a prospective research area and advisor prior to admission.

Arizona State University
- The PhD in Geological Sciences degree allows students the opportunity for expertise in a vast array of research disciplines within the geological sciences field.
- Areas of concentration include: Astrobiology; Cosmochemistry; Geochemistry; Geochronology; Geodynamics; Geomorphology; Geophysics; Geoscience Education; Hydrology; Mineralogy; Mineral physics; etc.
- ASU is one of the best universities in the world, ranked 93rd in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2008.

Indiana University Bloomington
- It offers the Ph.D. Geology degree. Each aspirant for the Ph.D. degree must pass three distinct examinations: The Preliminary Examination; The Qualifying Examination; The Defense of Dissertation.
- Students admitted to the Ph.D. program are expected to complete an M.S. degree in geological sciences or in an allied science in a timely fashion.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
- It offers the PhD in Geology and Mineral Resources Engineering. The research focus areas, to name a few, include: Geology; Engineering geology and rock mechanics; Mineral production and HES.
- The doctoral programme at NTNU is comprised of both course work and a research component.

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