Geosciences (PhD)

University of Rochester

Date Posted: Dec. 17, 2020
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Doctoral Degree


Students in the PhD in geosciences program at the University of Rochester are expected to spend three to five semesters in intensive coursework (both within the department and in other departments) before taking their qualifying examinations. They are encouraged to start research as early as possible and are expected to spend all their time on research after having passed the qualifying exams. An integral part of the education at Rochester is the involvement of graduate students in undergraduate teaching in the early years.

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