Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Main Content
The University of Texas at Dallas
Graduate Admissions
Apply Now!

Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences


The PhD in geosciences degree program provides a challenging curriculum that is relevant to today’s career prospects and the opportunity to study with internationally renowned faculty members. Students will benefit from strong research programs, a high-tech infrastructure and a full program of convenient evening academic courses.

The graduate program prepares students for employment in the energy and environmental sectors, geospatial technologies and mining professions in industry, government or academia.

Program Information

School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Program: Geosciences

Catalog page: PhD

PhD in Geosciences Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's in geosciences or equivalent, including courses in physics, mathematics and chemistry, is preferred.

Test score required: Yes

Combined minimum GRE score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the exam is advisable.

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the electronic request form in the graduate application to submit the letters. Contact the graduate academic program department if you have any questions.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Other application requirements:

Supplemental Geosciences Application Form which can be obtained from the Geosciences Department Office by mail (ROC 21, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX, 75080, USA), telephone (972-883-2401), or email the Geosciences Department.


Gloria Eby
800 W. Campbell Road FO21
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: FA3.102

Possible Careers

Geoscientist, academic/industry researcher, professor

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.