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Ph.D. in Geosciences

General Information

Boise State University offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences through the Department of Geosciences. The degree requires completion of a prescribed course of study in geosciences, satisfactory performance on a comprehensive examination, and independent completion of original research that results in a publicly defended dissertation that contributes significantly to geoscientific knowledge.

For more detailed information please visit the Program Learning Outcomes page, the Degree Requirements page, or refer to the University Graduate Catalog.

Application and Admission Requirements

An applicant must follow the general application procedures for admission to a graduate program (see Graduate Admission Regulations). Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a geosciences or a related discipline from an accredited college or university. Admission will be competitive and will be based on transcripts, professional references, and evaluation of a letter of intent which describes the applicant’s professional interests and plans for the future. Students whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL score of 587 or higher for the written exam or 95 Internet-based test (iBT). Application materials are available online.


Further questions may be directed to the Graduate Program Coordinator for the PhD in Geosciences.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Alejandro Flores
(208) 426-2903

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