Prospective Students

Prospective Undergraduate Students

In the Undergraduate Geosciences program, you will have the opportunity to explore, discover, and train in the integrative and interdisciplinary field of Earth science. Our program focuses on tectonics, geophysics, climate & surface dynamics, earth materials & geochemistry. Our graduates pursue careers in research and education, energy and mineral resources, environmental policy, and many other areas. Please visit additional Undergraduate sections of our website to learn more about the field, as well as various opportunities available to current University of Arizona students.

As an incoming Undergraduate Geosciences student, you will:

  • have strong support from our faculty, instructors and academic advisors
  • get hands-on experience in the classroom
  • gain mathematical and scientific research skills early on, that will be necessary to continue into more rigorous Geosciences classes during your Undergraduate career

Helpful Resources for Incoming Undergraduate Students:

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The UA Office of Admissions

Steps after admission to become a Wildcat

Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarship Universe

UA Geosciences Undergraduate Readmisson Policy



Prospective Graduate Students


Thank you for your interest in our Geosciences program!

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona offers both a two-year M.S. and a four-year Ph.D. program. Both programs are research based and have course work requirements, as well as a final requirement of an M.S. thesis or a Ph.D. dissertation.

All students who apply are considered for financial support (in the form of teaching/research assistantships, or fellowships). Almost all students admitted to our degree programs are offered financial support; M.S. students are funded for two years, and Ph.D. students are funded for four years. Details of our M.S. and Ph.D. program requirements can be found on our current graduate students page.

In addition to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, we also have an Economic Geology Professional Science Masters (PSM).This is a one-year degree designed to provide geologists with the technical and leadership skills required by mineral industries around the globe. Candidates are usually young professionals who have a Bachelor's degree in Geosciences and a job in the minerals industry. This is an unfunded degree program, and successful applicants are expected to have outside sources of support.

Research and Field Areas

Our students and faculty are working in field areas around the world. Find out more about our faculty and their research. Be sure to look at our photo gallery.

Courses and Policies

You can find course and policy information at:

Application Information


We are not accepting additional applications for Fall 2018. Admissions for Fall 2018 are complete. We do not have spring admissions. The next admissions cycle will be for Fall 2019.

Admissions FAQ

Please read our frequently-asked-questions page.


Application will consist of your biographical information, your Personal Statement, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation (submitted electronically by your recommenders), your resume or CV, your GRE scores (not required for PSM applicants) and your TOEFL or IELTS score if your education was not conducted in English.



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For more information about the graduate program contact:

Graduate Admissions
Gould-Simpson Rm. 210
Department of Geosciences
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0077

Phone: (520) 621-6004

For questions or concerns about our graduate academic program, you may also contact Professor Susan Beck, Chair, Graduate Policy Committee: