MS in Geology
Northern Arizona University lies in the unparalleled setting
of the southern Colorado Plateau near the:
- San Francisco Peaks
- Grand Canyon
- red rocks of Sedona
Within two hours’ drive of the university are superb rocks
and deposits ranging in age from Proterozoic to Quaternary. Research problems
- sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks
- stratigraphy, structure, and volcanology
- surficial processes
- water resources
Financing your education
All applicants are automatically considered for graduate
assistantships—we typically offer 8-10 to incoming students each year. In
addition, faculty who have interest in specific applicants may offer funding from
grants to support research assistantships or other research costs.
Our short list will be reviewed by representatives from the
US Geological Survey Flagstaff Field Center, who may extend offers of summer
employment, or offer to support thesis research by providing research
appointments and covering research expenses.
Apply online at the Graduate College. The application
deadline is February 1 each year for admission in the Fall semester of the
same year. For more information, consult the graduate student handbook.