Graduate Programs

The department offers a comprehensive course of study leading to the Master of Science in Geology or the Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Geology. Our degree programs allow for great flexibility and a personalized course of study. 

Each year, the full-time Graduate Faculty members support about 23 graduate students who pursue a broad range of research interests in Ohio or at field sites throughout the world. Approximately half of the faculty focus on Environmental Research (Water, Surface and Subsurface Processes; Geohazards; and Natural Resources). The department's other major focus is Evolution of Earth Systems Research (Climate Change, Paleoecology and Evolution, Crustal Processes).

Summer Field Cam with KSUSee how are graduates are using their degrees at our Alumni page

View or download the Earth Sciences Graduate Student Handbook and forms. Please note, all forms must be filled (typed) with the exception of signature pages. 

Information is also available for the following students: A Post-undergraduate student has already earned a bachelor's degree and wants to take additional undergraduate coursework at Kent State. Non-degree Graduate students are students who wish to take a limited number of graduate courses for self-improvement, intellectual curiosity or expansion of areas of professional expertise, or students who are pursuing graduate certificate programs. 

For additional information regarding the graduate program please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. David Singer