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Department of Geology and Geophysics

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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 ~26 faculty, a graduate student population of ~40, and undergraduate majors numbering about 140. 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 2017 will be accepted between October 1, 2016 - January 15, 2017. Applications arriving after that date may be considered until the program is filled.

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Graduate student Ryan Haupt’s (Ph.D.) research is being featured as a part of experiment.com’s Paleontology Challenge Grants program.
Graduate students Jason Alexander (Ph.D.) and Mat Dunlop (Ph.D.) were both recently awarded research grants from the Geological Society of America (GSA).
The history of wildfires over the past 2,000 years in a northern Colorado mountain range indicates that large fires will continue to increase as a result of a warming climate, according to a new study led by a University of Wyoming doctoral student.

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Department of Geology and Geophysics

Dept. 3006

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307)766-3386

Fax: (307)766-6679

Email: geol-geophys@uwyo.edu

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