The department offers two graduate programs, the Master of Science in Geology and the Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Geology. Each year, the 12 full-time faculty members support about 30 graduate students who pursue a broad range of research interests in Ohio or at field sites throughout the world. Approximately half of the faculty focus on Paleontology, Sedimentation, and Tectonics. The department's other major focus involves the study of Hydrology, Geochemistry, and Engineering Geology.
See how are graduates are using their degrees at our Alumni page.
Also see the Guide to Graduate Education at Kent State University for a summary of the policies and procedures for graduate education.
For additional information regarding the graduate program please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Joseph D. Ortiz.