Graduate Student Opportunities in Geosciences Department of Geology, Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
Jan 18, 2021
Feb 19, 2021
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Graduate Student Opportunities in Geosciences

Department of Geology, Kansas State University

The Geology Department at Kansas State University invites applications for full-time MS students starting in August 2021. Admission to the program includes 2 years of financial support through research and teaching assistantships as well as scholarships. Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) will be awarded on a competitive basis and include monthly salary, in state tuition waiver, and annual travel funding from department and university for conference attendance. Candidates should have at least an undergraduate degree in geology, geophysics, physics, engineering or in a related area with excellent analytical and writing skills. We are looking for highly motivated master students to conduct research in two areas: geophysics/geodynamics and engineering geology. For geophysics/geodynamics, the proposed research projects encompass topics such as volcanism, geodynamics, mantle convection modeling, processing and interpretation of geophysical data, and tectonics. For engineering geology, research at Porous Media Research Lab cover a variety of topics related to modeling flow and transport in porous media at different scales (from pore to field) by means of theory, data mining, and/or computer simulation (

Faculty research cover a broad spectrum of earth sciences, with strengths in tectonophysics, solid earth, hydrogeology, and energy. For more information about the Geology Department at Kansas State University, faculty research areas, and the graduate program please visit

Contact Dr. Claudia Adam (, if there are any questions about research projects in geophysics/geodynamics or Dr. Behzad Ghanbarian ( for those in engineering geology.

Applications should include statement of purpose (SOP), explaining applicants’ profile and interest, as well as updated CV with a complete record of publications (if any) and be electronically submitted through The Geology Department recently waived the GRE score for admission. For further information about application requirements please visit Details about the application process and the priority deadline can be found at: Please contact Dr. Matt Brueseke (, the Director of Graduate Studies, or research faculty for any inquiries about the application process. Geology Department 108 Thompson Hall 1428 Anderson Av., Manhattan, KS 66506 Phone: 785-532-6724