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).
See 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.
Also see the Guide to Graduate Education at Kent State University for a summary of the policies and procedures for graduate education.
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.
- Applying to the Graduate Program
- Research Areas
- Courses Offered
- M.S. in Geology
- Ph.D. in Applied Geology
- Ph.D. Minors
- Recent M.S. Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations
- Graduate Awards and Scholarships
- Student Organizations
- Summer Field Camp
- GRFP - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- Time Limits for Graduate Degrees
- Application for extension of time limits
- Required training for National Science Foundation-supported undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in the responsible conduct of research