Washington University in Saint Louis - Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

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The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences is one of the few departments in the country with an integrated program of instruction and research that treats Earth as a planet and makes direct use of knowledge gained by exploring the solar system. As a graduate student you will have the opportunity to explore any of the many areas covered within the Department such as geology, geochemistry, geophysics, geobiology, and planetary sciences. You will participate in research that involves laboratory measurements, data analysis, theoretical approaches, or fieldwork at various locations around the world.

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences offers several undergraduate degree options, including the A.B. Degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences.  Our department offers A.M. and Ph.D. programs that provide a comprehensive grasp of modern approaches to the study of the earth and other solar system bodies. We welcome students with Geology, Chemistry, Math, Physics or Engineering degrees.

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Seismology
  • Degrees: BA, MA, PhD
  • State: Missouri
  • City: St. Louis
  • Phone: (314) 935-5610