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Is a Graduate Degree in Geography or Geology for Me?

Geoscientists use a variety of interdisciplinary methods including field work, remote sensing, and mathematical modeling to assess the spatial patterns of humans, animals, and plants in nature and the dynamics of their interactions. Geoscientists are particularly interested in understanding the past, present, and future impact of human settlement on the physical and living systems in nature.

Careers in Geoscience

Research and Teaching at a University, College, or School; Resource Assessment and Management for Government, Industry, or Non-Government Organizations.

Graduate Programs Offered by the Geosciences Department at FAU

Ph.D. Doctoral Degree in Geosciences
MA Master of Arts Graduate Degree in Geography
MS Master of Science Graduate Degree in Geology

What's Special about the Graduate Programs in Geosciences at FAU

Faculty in the Department of Geosciences

Graduate Faculty

Past Graduates Work Now at:

South Florida Water Management District
U.S. Geological Survey
Coastal Planning and Engineering
Broward and Palm Beach County Planning
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Application Deadlines

Ph.D. Program in Geosciences

Entry to Fall Semester: March 15 (February 15 for International Students)

Masters Programs

Entry to Fall Semester: March 15 (February 15 for International Students)
Entry to Spring Semester: October 15 (September 15 for International Students)
Entry to Summer Semester: March 15 (December 15 for International Students)
*Masters applicants not seeking funding will be considered on a rolling basis

Apply on-line: through the FAU Graduate College.

More Information About Programs and Financial Assistance

Ph.D. Program in Geosciences
Dr. Tobin Hindle

Masters Programs
Dr. Tobin Hindle