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15 PhD Programs in Geology

Earning a Ph.D. or doctorate degree can offer educational and career opportunities for graduates that can open new doors to a rewarding and fulfilling career and the ability to make a better salary over a lifetime. What is a Ph.D. in Geology? This advanced degree can be earned in about four to six years of schooling, if students are able to attend school full-time. Students need to have earned a b… Read more

Earning a Ph.D. or doctorate degree can offer educational and career opportunities for graduates that can open new doors to a rewarding and fulfilling career and the ability to make a better salary over a lifetime.

What is a Ph.D. in Geology? This advanced degree can be earned in about four to six years of schooling, if students are able to attend school full-time. Students need to have earned a bachelor’s degree and typically a master’s degree as well prior to starting their Ph.D. program. Students can choose a specialization for their Doctorate in Geology on topics such as climate modeling, hydrology, mineralogy, paleontology, seismology, and structural geology, among others. These specializations allow students to further the collective research, theories, and exploration of geological issues that affect the world.

There are several benefits to earning a Ph.D. in Geology. Students are able to receive a specialized education, improve their basic job skills, and they are able to practice theories and methods hands-on in the field. Students can also improve their ability to interpret and analyze data as they identify and resolve geological and environmental issues.

The cost of earning a Ph.D. in Geology will vary depending on the academic institution and the length of the program as well as the country of study. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid to help offset the cost of earning their degrees, and they also should contact their prospective schools directly in order to receive the latest information regarding tuition rates and fees.

Students who graduate with a doctorate degree in geology can find careers in academia and working as professors and faculty at higher education institutions. They can also work for environmental consulting firms and industrial companies as experts in minerals and gases, in museums as paleontologists, and in governmental agencies as engineering consultants and seismologists.

If you are interested in furthering your education and career with a Ph.D. in Geology, you can get started right away. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The awarded degree, in recognition of the completion of the requirements of this program, is "Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences”. The study plan for the Ph.D. Program in Geo ... +

The awarded degree, in recognition of the completion of the requirements of this program, is "Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences”. The study plan for the Ph.D. Program in Geosciences shall consist of a total of at least 54 credit hours. The Ph.D. students must complete all degree requirements in a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters after matriculation. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
China University of Petroleum
Beijing, China

Geology is a program that studies material compositions, internal structure and external features of earth, mutual interactions between earths and the history of the evolution ... +

Geology is a program that studies material compositions, internal structure and external features of earth, mutual interactions between earths and the history of the evolution of earth. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
Chinese
Campus
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London, United Kingdom +1 More

The research programme of this doctoral programme should study the physical environment while examining geology. The deepening should concern the exploration of the origin, st ... +

The research programme of this doctoral programme should study the physical environment while examining geology. The deepening should concern the exploration of the origin, structure and composition of minerals and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 

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Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague, Czech Republic

Geological Sciences with the emphasis on stratigraphical and historical geology, structural geology, paleobotany, zoo-paleontology, mineralogy and crystallography, geochemistr ... +

Geological Sciences with the emphasis on stratigraphical and historical geology, structural geology, paleobotany, zoo-paleontology, mineralogy and crystallography, geochemistry, economic geology and geology of mineral deposits, and petrology. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Geology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of geo ... +

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Geology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of geology. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Palapye, Botswana

PhD Thesis Research in Geological Sciences

PhD Thesis Research in Geological Sciences -
PhD
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
National Central University
Hsinchu, Taiwan

The institute has actively engaged in teaching and research in applied geological sciences. Founded in 1991, this Institute now has fifteen full-time and five adjunct faculty ... +

The institute has actively engaged in teaching and research in applied geological sciences. Founded in 1991, this Institute now has fifteen full-time and five adjunct faculty members, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with emphasizing on the impact assessment of geohazards, geo-environments, and geo-resources. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Tver State Technical University
Tver, Russia

The Tver region has developed infrastructure in mining, several research institutes, and educational institutions of higher professional education. She feels the need to provi ... +

The Tver region has developed infrastructure in mining, several research institutes, and educational institutions of higher professional education. She feels the need to provide the labour market with highly qualified personnel (with the scientific degree of candidate and doctor of science) trained to work in the rapidly developing modern fields of education, science, and industry. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Russian
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Since 2001, the Ph.D. in Geology at Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais has trained human resources in the area of geology and related sciences, preparing them to work in fie ... +

Since 2001, the Ph.D. in Geology at Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais has trained human resources in the area of geology and related sciences, preparing them to work in fields of study of the organization and evolution of geological terrains or even the description and genesis of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits, industrial rocks and minerals, environmental and hydrogeological studies. -
PhD
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Mar 2022
 
University D'Annunzio Of Chieti And Pescara (The ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ University)
Chieti, Italy

EEH is a PhD course study activated since 2017 at G. d’Annunzio School of Advanced Studies, in the Department of Psychological, Health and Territorial Sciences (DiSPuTer) (Cam ... +

EEH is a PhD course study activated since 2017 at G. d’Annunzio School of Advanced Studies, in the Department of Psychological, Health and Territorial Sciences (DiSPuTer) (Campus Universitario, Via dei Vestini, 31 - 66100 Chieti Scalo, Italy). EEH coordinator is Giusy Lavecchia, full professor of Structural Geology. EEH is dedicated to high-quality studies and original research on natural and anthropogenic hazards and their consequences. It is aimed to build a multi-task research community concerned, on one side, with monitoring, modelling and assessment of hazards and, on the other, with the investigation of the impact on individuals and society, finalized to the design and implementation of risk mitigation and adaptation strategies. The skills of the EEH teaching board, which span from Earth Sciences and Physics (ERC PE10) to Archaeology (ERC SH6) and Psychology (ERC SH4), make possible a multi-task approach to two high-impact categories of hazard, that concern earthquakes and environmental pollution. Characterizing EEH research and teaching topics are: 1. Seismotectonics and seismogenesis for seismic hazard assessment (responsible: prof. Giusy Lavecchia) 2. Geoarchaeology and archaeoseismology for cultural heritage risk and for seismic hazard (responsible: prof. Oliva Menozzi) 3. Endogenous and anthropogenic hazards for risk mitigation (responsible: prof. Francesco Stoppa) 4. Psycho-sociological analysis of hazard perception and risk communication (responsible: prof. Nicola Mammarella). EHH students will develop and implement their scientific background, but, at the same time, they will acquire basic tools and knowledge on hazard problems approached from different point of views. This strategy is crucial to educate and train a new generation of researchers and technicians able to combine their specific expertise into a common procedure for successful risk management. Such a framing process is urgent in order to increase resilience to earthquakes and environmental hazards and to reduce the impact from natural disasters. The course is open to candidates with a master degree in structural geology, geophysics, geomorphology, seismology, archaeology, geochemistry, petrography, physics, environmental science, psychology and sociology. Accordingly, candidates will widen their specific competence by working in a team of experts from many different fields. -
PhD
Italian
Oct 2021
Campus
 
University of Cambridge Murray Edwards College
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world's leading environmental research centres and is responsible for the UK's national scientific activities in Antarctica.

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is one of the world's leading environmental research centres and is responsible for the UK's national scientific activities in Antarctica. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 7 years
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague, Czech Republic

The post-graduate study subject "Physical Geography" links up with the magister study subject of the same name. In its specializations, the post-graduate study subject covers ... +

The post-graduate study subject "Physical Geography" links up with the magister study subject of the same name. In its specializations, the post-graduate study subject covers the whole spectrum of physical geography: a) It develops individual basic scientific disciplines studying partial subsystems of the landscape sphere: Geomorphology and Palaeogeography of the Quaternary, Climatology, and Meteorology, Hydrology, Biogeography, Pedogeography, and Geoecology. b) It is concerned with the synthesis of the geographical environment, ensured by complex physical geography. Besides the relations between natural components of the geographical environment, it also covers interactions of physical-geographical and social-economic spheres. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague, Czech Republic

All Ph.D. students receive a state-guaranteed scholarship of 10.500,- Czech crowns per month in their first year of study; the scholarship increases slightly (10.500,- + addit ... +

All Ph.D. students receive a state-guaranteed scholarship of 10.500,- Czech crowns per month in their first year of study; the scholarship increases slightly (10.500,- + additional 2.000,- once the doctor examination is successfully passed) over the course of 4 years for which it is granted. -
PhD
Full-time
4 - 8 years
English
01 Oct 2021
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague, Czech Republic

Applied geology with specializations of the geology of mineral deposits, engineering geology, hydrogeology, applied geophysics, environmental geology, and geochemistry is focu ... +

Applied geology with specializations of the geology of mineral deposits, engineering geology, hydrogeology, applied geophysics, environmental geology, and geochemistry is focused on the study and the use of the rock environment and its protection. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Botswana International University Of Science And Technology
Palapye, Botswana

This program aims at providing, through research, the specialisation in the concepts and modern methods of Mineral Exploration, Geotechnical Engineering, Mineralogy, Petrology ... +

This program aims at providing, through research, the specialisation in the concepts and modern methods of Mineral Exploration, Geotechnical Engineering, Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, Economic Geology and Hydrogeology. -
PhD
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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