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Geology Graduate Program


Please contact the Graduate Director or Graduate Program Specialist with any questions regarding the Geology Master's or Doctoral Degree Program.

Graduate Program Contacts

Graduate Director
Dr. Bogdan Onac
Office: SCA 506
Phone: 813/974-1067
Email: bonac@usf.edu
Graduate Program Specialist
Ms. Davina St. Catherine
Office: NES 206
Phone: 813/974-9854
Email: dstcatherine@usf.edu

M.S. Degree in Geology

The Geology program seeks to facilitate student success through the delivery of high quality, skills-based geology courses. As a discipline, geology incorporates the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics to investigate the earth and the processes that affect our planet. This degree offers advanced geoscience education and training suitable for joining professional workforce and/or as the foundation for pursuing a Ph.D. The School of Geosciences offers both a Thesis track and a Professional Science track.

Program Requirements

Required courses for the major
Course Descriptions

Please note that a degree planner for tracking degree progress can be printed by clicking on the "Degree Planner" icon on the top right of the Graduate Catalog entry.

Ph.D. Degree in Geology

The Geology program seeks to facilitate student success through the delivery of high quality, skills-based geology courses. As a discipline, geology incorporates the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics to investigate the earth and the processes that affect our planet. This degree program aims to generate knowledge and foster intellectual development by undertaking high-impact scholarship focusing on local, state, national, and global problems; and to develop community, industrial, and professional partnerships to advance career and service opportunities for a diverse student body.

Program Requirements

Required courses for the major
Course Descriptions

Please note that a degree planner for tracking degree progress can be printed by clicking on the "Degree Planner" icon on the top right of the Graduate Catalog entry.