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Graduate Program in Planetary Geosciences

Applications are welcomed from students with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, and physics. Applicants are encouraged to correspond directly with faculty whose work is of special interest.  

Closing date for on-line applications is January 15th. Departmental review of applications will begin on January 2nd. Inquiries regarding admission are welcome at any time.  Applicants should clearly express their area(s) of academic and research interest to allow most advantageous evaluation for admission.  Submission of GRE test scores is required and tests should be taken as early as possible, preferably in the fall.  Applicants will be notified of the results of their application around the end of March.

For application materials, contact the Graduate School.   Visit the Geological Sciences Prospective Graduate Students site for department-specific information.

In 2006, the Graduate School began offering incoming Geological Sciences doctoral students five years of guaranteed financial support from Brown. In fact, this support is available to nearly every Ph.D. program at Brown. Therefore, full tuition and health insurance payments with competitive monthly stipends to cover living expenses are provided for all admitted Ph.D. students. A few highly selective fellowships are also available for Ph.D. applicants with exceptional academic records.

Student thesis topics are funded through grants and contracts to faculty members or through the department. Funds are available for a limited number of new graduate students to start summer research projects before they begin formal courses at Brown.

Information for foreign students regarding visas, financial policies, etc. is available from the Graduate School. Foreign students whose native language is not English must have the results of the TOEFL or IELTS examination sent to the Graduate School.


Last updated March 30, 2010