Graduate Student Opportunities at Auburn University

The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for full-time M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Why Auburn? You will gain cutting-edge analytical and field experiences through coursework and thesis research. Auburn offers several degree options including MS Geology, MS Geography, and an interdisciplinary PhD in Earth System Sciences. Auburn Geosciences offers competitive teaching assistant packages ($23,000 per year on a 12-month contract), and our students contribute to state and federally-funded research projects. Auburn faculty have a wide range of expertise in Solid Earth Dynamics, Environmental Geosciences, Earth and Life through Time, and Geospatial Sciences.  Auburn is also home to the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program in Climate Resilience that aims to train the next generation of scientists and leaders who can help build resilient communities that are prepared for, can effectively respond to, and quickly recover from damaging hazard events in the southeastern United States.

You are also invited to join the Auburn Geosciences Prospective Student Open House on Wednesday, December 9th at 3:00-4:00pm CST. We will talk about the new application requirements and steps to apply, and our faculty will present research opportunities for incoming students. You will also meet current graduate students who will share their experiences of transitioning to Auburn, as well as experiences in coursework, research, and career plans for Auburn graduates.

Join us on December 9th at 3:00pm:  

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To be considered for a teaching assistantship, applications are due by January 15th, 2021.

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