Graduate Programs

Assistant professor and graduate student in a lab working to develop more accurate means of determining the strength of olivine, a magnesium iron silicate.

Geology: Ph.D., M.S.


The University of Delaware offers academic and research programs leading to master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees in geology to qualified students who hold bachelor’s degrees in the field of geology or related science and engineering disciplines. Major research emphases are in ​coastal geology, ​geomicrobiology, ​geochemistry,​ ​geomorphology,​ ​geophysics, ​hydrogeology,​ ​mineralogy, petrology, ​stratigraphy ​​and ​Quaternary geology.


UD Tuition

The 2020-2021 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Geology–M.S.: $1,898

Geology–Ph.D.: $1,898


Application Deadlines


January 5: Priority consideration for admission and funding

July 1: Final deadline to apply


October 1: Final deadline to apply