Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program

(l-r)Slizard Gyalay, Megan Kelley, Rachel Maxwell, Jacob Abrahams, Myriam Telus, Huazhi Ge, and Ian Garrick-Bethell at a meteor crater

The Earth & Planetary Sciences Department at UCSC has an outstanding reputation; our PhD recipients are leaders in academia, research, government, and industry. The Ph.D. program in Earth Sciences teaches students to conduct basic and applied research, to work in a cutting-edge technical environment, both independently and in groups. The program is tailored to the individual student's academic background, professional experience, research plans, and career goals. Please see the UCSC General Catalog for more information.