The department offers programs that lead to the MS or PhD in Geology and Environmental Science and a Professional MS in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing.. The principal objective of the graduate programs is to provide a broad and strong foundation upon which students may base careers. The PhD program is designed to educate scientists for basic or applied research and teaching. Graduate research may involve specialization in geology, geochemistry, geophysics, planetary science, and environmental science.
Department Chair: Josef Werne
Main Office: 200 Space Research and Coordination Center
Research and Facilities
Please visit www.geology.pitt.edu to find out more about research and analytical facilities available in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science
Prospective graduate students must meet Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences requirements for entrance into graduate programs.
Financial assistance for graduate students is provided in the form of teaching and research appointments, fellowships, tuition scholarships, and loans.