Graduate Research Programme
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Ph.D is designed to be completed with five years of study. During the first two years, students take courses and complete two exploratory research projects in consultation with two different faculty advisors. They also generate a proposal for their Ph.D. research. After completing a qualifying examination their second year, they focus on completing their doctoral project, working closely with a primary faculty advisor. Students are required to take at least 24 Academic Units of classes during their Ph.D., which roughly translates to between six and eight courses. Students already possessing Master’s Degrees may be allowed to waive up to half of their course requirements.
To learn more about the process of obtaining a Ph.D., click here.
Scholarships & Financial Assistance
Faculty at DES and EOS conduct research in a broad range of areas, including Active Tectonics, Tsunamis, Volcanology, Sea Level History, Atmosphere and Ocean Interaction, and Environmental Change. Please browse the research section to learn more, and then contact faculty whose research interests you to learn more about the opportunities they may have available for potential Ph.D.s.