Baylor University
Department of Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences

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Graduate Program

Graduate Program Admissions

To receive full consideration for admission to the Department of Geology graduate program all applications must be completed by January 15th. To apply to the graduate program in the Department of Geology please apply on-line here.

Degrees Offered

Ph.D. in Geology

M.S. in Geology


Baylor University offers both the M. S. and Ph.D. degree in geology. To be qualified for admission to graduate study the student must have completed a bachelor's degree in geology or related discipline with an overall minimum grade-point average of 2.9 and preferably a 3.0 in the major. The GRE test is required, and GRE scores in the 50th percentile or higher are preferable. Requirements for the master's degree are 30 semester hours of graduate courses including 6 semester hours of thesis. A minimum of 12 semester hours (excluding thesis hours) must be 5000-level courses for the M.S. The Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 60 hours beyond the bachelor's degree including 48 graduate course hours and 12 semester hours of dissertation. A minimum of 30 semester hours (excluding thesis hours) must be 5000-level courses for the Ph.D. See the Graduate Catalog here for details.

Graduate Program Reports

Baylor Geology Graduate Program Report 2010-2015