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Our department offers the opportunity to learn from some of the most accomplished faculty and to work on some of the most exciting and significant projects in Earth Science. Alumni of our graduate program have gone on to prestigious positions in research science, industry, and academia.

We encourage college students and graduates with undergraduate degrees in science to apply to our M.S. or Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences program. We encourage working professionals with undergraduate degrees in science to apply to our Professional Master's M.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences program.

Ph.D. in Geology

Candidates must fulfill the requirements of the Office of Graduate Education. Evidence of success in graduate-level study and research must be shown. There is no language requirement.

Candidates may conduct research in one of the following areas:

  • Petrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics

M.S. in Geology

Candidates must complete 30 hours of graduate study based on an approved plan of study.

A thesis based on original research is usually submitted. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the candidate's adviser.

Professional Master's Degree in Applied Groundwater Science

Candidates must complete 30 credit hours of graduate study based on an approved plan of study. However, no thesis is required.

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College Suites at City Station is a new housing community built exclusively for Rensselaer graduate students and graduate-level affiliates.

Developed to make locating and entering housing at Rensselaer a hassle-free process, it is within walking distance of the campus, enjoys Rensselaer services such as the Rensselaer Red Hawk Shuttle, and is, at the same time, an off-campus private community in itself.

Rensselaer provides family housing through a partnership with College Suites at City Station South.

City Station South offers an atmosphere where residents with families can sit back and live, learn, and relax. College Suites provides the convenience and quality of life you need to focus on balancing your academic and home life.

Located just slightly off the southern edge of the RPI campus in Troy, these beautiful, affordable apartments provide all the comforts of home right next to the Rensselaer campus.

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