Interdisciplinary Ph.D. - Geosciences

Geosciences is a discipline in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program administered by the School of Graduate Studies.

Areas of study

Faculty members in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences conduct research in applied geophysics, atmospheric sciences, climate variability and climate change, cultural and historical geography (Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa), engineering and environmental geology, geochemistry, GIS, historical cartography, geoarcheology, geomorphology, mineral deposits, stratigraphy and quaternary environments.


Consultation with the principal graduate advisers for geology and geography would be a good way for the student to explore co-discliplines. Previous students have designated co-disciplines of chemistry, civil engineering, computer science, curriculum and instruction and physics. Other excellent possibilities would include economics, history and sociology.

Specific core program requirements follow the guidelines established by the School of Graduate Studies and are otherwise defined by the student’s supervisory committee in consultation with each individual student.

Learn more about the Geosciences I.Ph.D.