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Geology Graduate Program

The Department of Geology awards Ph.D. degrees, which prepares students for a variety of geoscience careers. This degree program, usually completed in five years, requires coursework, publications and a dissertation. Information about the geology doctoral program can also be found in the Doctoral Program Profile.

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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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