PhD Graduate Program
PhD in Earth Sciences
It is not a requirement for students entering our PhD program to have a Masters degree.
PhD Degree Requirements
Doctoral Degree Completion Policy: https://policy.umn.edu/education/doctoralcompletion
- All students must complete ESCI 8001 (Introductory Graduate Seminar) in their first year.
- Transfer credits for PhD students entering with a Master's degree: students are required by the University to complete at least 60 percent of the coursework for their official degree programs (excluding thesis credits) as registered University of Minnesota Graduate Students. With the approval of the advisor, the director of graduate studies, and the Graduate Education Office, the transfer of up to 40 percent of the degree program coursework can be transferred. For more information, please refer to the Graduate School catalog.