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Geology Graduate Program

The Department of Geology awards both M.S. and Ph.D degrees. Both degrees prepare graduate students for the many different career pathways available for geologists. The M.S. degree is usually completed in two years, and requires coursework, a research project and thesis. The Ph.D. degree is usually completed in five years and requires coursework and a dissertation that makes a substantial contribution to their area of research.

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Internationally recognized programs
Millions in grants and contracts for research
Generous financial support for students
Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
Birthplace and home of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
A thriving field program that sends undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world
Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students
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