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Department of Geology and Geophysics|Graduate
 

Graduate Program

Graduate education, leading either to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geology or Geophysics, is a major focus of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming.

At UW you'll find: 

  • A top-notch faculty. Our faculty is dedicated to distinction in research and graduate education. Faculty research is characterized by numerous interdisciplinary collaborations and a remarkably collegial atmosphere.
  • A large department with stimulating peers. Students interact with ~27 faculty, a graduate student population of ~70, and undergraduate majors numbering about ~170. There's always someone to learn from, and to share an idea with.
  • Exciting research opportunities. Our faculty conduct world-class research in fields as diverse as surface chemistry and marine seismology, in locations from Greenland to the Puna Plateau in Argentina.
  • Cutting-edge and diverse research groups. Our faculty are involved in nine different research groups: geochemistry, geohydrology, geophysics and seismology, paleo-science, petrology, isotope geology, sedimentology, petroleum geology, structural geology and tectonics, and surface processes.
  • The graduate experience. Excellence in graduate student mentoring is a key goal of our department. Your program is custom-designed between you, your major professor and your advisory committee.
  • A supportive environment. We are committed to providing a supportive - yet challenging - research environment for our students. Graduate student life is characterized by a remarkable sense of collaboration and an esprit-de-corps.
  • State-of-the-art facilities. Our department has top-notch computer, laboratory, material characterization, aqueous geochemistry and isotope chemistry laboratories. We have scanning and transmission electron microscopes, electron microprobe, MC-ICPMS and XRD & XRF.
  • Competitive stipend support. Virtually all of our graduate students are supported on research or teaching assistantships, including several endowed, honorary fellowships.

If you're looking for a stimulating, collegial, well-supported research department with a focus on distinction, then look no further!

Applications to begin our graduate degree program in the Fall 2015 will be accepted between October 1, 2014 - January 15, 2015. Applications arriving after that date may be considered until the program is filled.

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Graduate student Erin Phillips Writer (PhD) recently won best student presentation at a research symposium in Australia.
Robert Mahon
Graduate student Robert Mahon (PhD) recently received first place in the inaugural USGS/GSA Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition at the 125th Anniversary GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo.
Ms Candidate Justin LaForge recently received an AAPG Weimer Family Grant.

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