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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. 

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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Faculty and research groups

Explore our faculty and research groups.

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Take a look at our labs and facilities

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Spring courses

We're back on campus. Check out our diverse course offerings for spring quarter.

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Field learning

Explore our field learning, field research, and field trip opportunities, including virtual field experiences.

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How our scientists work

Shaping the 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? Our researchers are using advanced computer modeling to develop “green oil” practices.

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Under Tibet

Geophysicist Simon Klemperer and his research team work to solve a Himalayan research mystery in Tibet. Follow their experience in this video.

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We prepare you

Professional development

Maximize your skills during your academic experience by participating in our co-curricular offerings for personal and professional development. 

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See where our programs can take you and the paths others have followed after Stanford Earth.

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Just for postdocs

Learn more about the Stanford Science Fellows program for postdocs which helps early-career scientists develop academic leadership skills,  interdisciplinary approaches, and science communication skills.

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We care about your whole self and our whole community

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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