University at Buffalo

College of Arts and Sciences

Geological Sciences


408 Capen Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Geological Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Geology offers M.A. (non-thesis), M.S.(thesis) and Ph.D. degrees. As a student at UB you will learn cutting-edge scientific methods from leading scholars in the field. Our graduate students assume full partnership in research, and we challenge them to be the sum of our collective expertise. Our faculty and students work on projects without limitations or departmental boundaries. The UB Geology Department has research opportunities in many areas. These include • Climate Change • Ecology and Evolution • Environment and Energy • Volcanology Students interested in paleontology also may participate in the interdisciplinary graduate programs (MS and Ph.D.) in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. The Department of Geology offers an advanced, graduate certificate program in Professional Science Management . The Professional Science Management (PSM) certificate is designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science without a Ph.D., while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills without an MBA. The UB Geology Department also is home to the Center for Geohazard Studies. The Center for GeoHazard Studies is a broadly interdisciplinary group of faculty members and students from the University at Buffalo and from institutions around the world that focuses on the reduction of harmful societal effects of hazards resulting from surface or near surface geological phenomena such as: landslides, mudflows, volcanic flows, avalanches, and surface or subsurface water flows.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the New York State Board of Regents

International Student Requirements:

English language proficiency (minimum TOEFL iBT is 79 or equivalent). Foreign applicants are also required to complete a financial support form as part of the application process.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: MA & MS: 30; PhD

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $432 in state; $841 out of state USD

In State Tuition (per year): 10370 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 20190 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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