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Steve Graham with grad students

Graduate Programs

Participate in discovery and innovation

As a master's or PhD student at Stanford Earth, you become part of a close-knit group of peers and faculty mentors engaged in groundbreaking research and its translation into solutions. You'll have access to exceptional analytical facilities and high performance computing that is expanding the frontiers of computational geoscience. Field research can take you anywhere in the world. 

Spring quarter courses

In response to COVID-19, most of our courses will be taught online for Spring quarter. Check out our continuously updated new, canceled, and virtual courses for matriculated Stanford students.

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Faculty and research groups

Explore our faculty and research groups.

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Take a look at our labs and facilities

Today's Earth science is data driven

The satellite and supercomputer are the tools of modern geoscientists whose research spans from climate change projections and earthquake simulations to energy resources optimization. 

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Explore field learning opportunities

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Stanford Earth professional development

We prepare our students and postdocs with co-curricular offerings to support their professional and personal development.

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See where our programs can take you.      

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How our scientists work toward the energy future

The world will use 100 million barrels of oil a day for the next 50 years, despite the march toward renewable energy. Will we do that in an uncontrolled way? Stanford Earth researchers are using advanced computer modeling to develop “green oil” practices.  Read more.

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Under Tibet

Solving a Himalayan research mystery with geophysicist Simon Klemperer

We care about your whole self

Learn more about our graduate student wellness programs and peer liaisons.

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Alyssa Ferree
Alyssa Ferree

For more information...

...about our coterm, MS, and PhD degree programs, contact Alyssa Ferree, assistant dean for student services in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at or +1 (650) 723-4835.

If you are a working professional looking for non-degree, short courses, please visit our Stanford Earth Working Professionals page, Stanford Online, or Stanford Executive Education.

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