School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in

Geosciences
The University of Texas at Dallas

For specific information about this Degree Program go to:
http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/degrees/


Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs
1
Number of Degrees Per Year

2010-2011 5 (F10 1, S11 2, U11 2)

2011-2012 2 (F11 2)

2012-2013 4 (S13 3, U13 1)

2 Graduation Rates

2009-2010 < 5 years – 1

2010-2011 < 5 years - 3, < 6 years – 2

2011-2012 < 5 years - 2

3 Average Time to Degree 5.3 years
4 Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)

40% academic            55% industry  
6% government           66% Texas

5 Admissions Criteria Satisfactory GRE scores less than 5 years old
A personal narrative outlining academic interests and professional goals
Three recommendations from qualified individuals
Foreign students must score >80 TOEFL IBT, >550 TOEFL, >213 TOEFLC or >6.5 IEFLTS
2 semesters of college physics and chemistry and 3 semesters of calculus and advanced mathematics
6 Percentage Full–time Students
(FTS) with Financial Support

2010-2011 85%

2011-2012 77%

2012-2013 77%

7 Average Financial Support
Provided

2010-2011       $23,170
2011-2012       $24,464
2012-2013       $27,300

8 Student–Core Faculty Ratio

2009-2010       24/9 = 2.67
2010-2011       34/10 = 3.4
2011-2012       31/10 = 3.1
2012-2013       27/10 = 2.7

9 Core Faculty Publications

 

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

Aiken

2 (3)

2 (10)

2 (6)

Brikowski

0 (3)

0 (1)

0 (1)

Ferguson

0 (3)

0 (5)

1 (4)

Geissman

NA

5 (11)

3 (10)

Manton

2 (1)

1 (0)

2 (1)

McMechan

7 (3)

9 (3)

8 (4)

Oldow

1 (7)

1 (1)

1 (0)

Stern

17 (26)

10 (14)

10 (21)

 

10 Core Faculty External Grants

Name

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

 

Number

Amount

Number

Amount

Number

Amount

Aiken

2

57,000

1

77,000

1

70,000

Brikowski

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ferguson

2

82,000

3

115,000

1

54,000

Geissman

2

189,000

2

163,000

4

247,000

Manton

1

47,000

0

0

0

0

McMechan

2

337,000

1

320,000

1

355,000

Oldow

3

350,000

3

310,000

2

318,000

Stern

3

198,000

2

145,000

4

150,000

 

11 Percentage Full–Time
Students

2010-2011 83%

2011-2012 80%

2012-2013 85%

12 Number of Core Faculty

2010-2011 10

2011-2012 10

2012-2013 8

13 Faculty Teaching Load

The annual Teaching Load requirement is 18

 

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

Aiken

23.6

18.0

16.0

Brikowski

23.4

20.3

26.8

Ferguson

18.0

24.8

24.9

Geissman

NA

13.0

19.4

Manton

26.6

25.9

20.9

McMechan

48.9

40.8

37.7

Oldow

23.5

31.5

39.33

Stern

25.6

NA

23.9

Geissman had no teaching requirement in 2010-2011 and a reduced load in 2011-2012.  Stern was on leave in 2011-2012.

 

 

14 Faculty Diversity

Hispanic – 1,   White – 9,        Female – 0

15 Student Diversity

US Citizens:
Asian – 1, Hispanic – 1, White – 8 Female - 4

International:
Asian – 10, Hispanic – 2 Middle Eastern – 1 White – 2 Female - 5

16 Date of Last External Review Spring 2012
17 External Program Accreditation

SACS accreditation for UTD in Spring 2008
There is no Geosciences accreditation body at this time