Admission

Graduate Admission

Admission is based on academic records including grade-point average and general preparedness in geology and supporting sciences, letters of recommendation, and the applicant’s stated academic and professional interests and goals. Results of the aptitude tests of the Graduate Record Examination are required. An attempt is made to balance the interests of students with the availability of faculty members to supervise them and laboratory space in which they may work. Consequently, new admissions in areas of geology that are heavily subscribed or in which the department has little expertise may be limited. As a result, some students who meet KU’s minimum standard for admission may be refused. Students who do not hold master’s degrees in geology normally are admitted to pursue the master’s degree. Students with exceptional records may be invited to study for the Ph.D. without first earning the M.S. degree.

Submit your graduate application online. Send all other requested application materials to the department:

The University of Kansas
Department of Geology
Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 120
Lawrence, KS 66045-7575

Graduate Admission

Admission is based on academic records including grade-point average and general preparedness in geology and supporting sciences, letters of recommendation, and the applicant’s stated academic and professional interests and goals. Results of the aptitude tests of the Graduate Record Examination are required. An attempt is made to balance the interests of students with the availability of faculty members to supervise them and laboratory space in which they may work. Consequently, new admissions in areas of geology that are heavily subscribed or in which the department has little expertise may be limited. As a result, some students who meet KU’s minimum standard for admission may be refused. Students who do not hold master’s degrees in geology normally are admitted to pursue the master’s degree. Students with exceptional records may be invited to study for the Ph.D. without first earning the M.S. degree.

Submit your graduate application online. Send all other requested application materials to the department:

The University of Kansas
Department of Geology
Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 120
Lawrence, KS 66045-7575

Contact Info

Department of Geology

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 120
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4974
http://www.geo.ku.edu/
Luis A. Gonzalez, Chair
785-864-4974

Department of Geology

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 120
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4974
http://www.geo.ku.edu/
George Tsoflias, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-4974

Department of Geology

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 316A
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4974
http://www.geo.ku.edu/
Gwendolyn L. Macpherson, Graduate Advisor
785-864-4974
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