Stanford University
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Geological Sciences

The study of our planet and its neighbors, from their deep interiors to the surface, and through their multi-billion year history.

Graduate Program

Graduate studies in the Department of Geological Sciences (GS) involve academic course work and independent research. Students are prepared for careers as professional scientists in research or the application of the earth sciences to mineral, energy, and water resources. Programs lead to the M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D. degrees. Course programs in the areas of faculty interest are tailored to the student's needs and interests with the aid of his or her research adviser. Students are encouraged to include in their program courses offered in other departments in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences as well as in other departments in the University.

Graduate Degrees in Geological Sciences

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Lauren Lirio Mendoza

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...about Geological Sciences courses and degrees, contact Assistant Director of Student Services Lauren Mendoza at 

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