Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences

The doctoral degree in the Department of Geosciences is a terminal degree for students willing to develop expertise in their area of their interest. This research degree at Western Michigan University is designed for individuals intending to take leadership roles in academia and research.

Four core areas of specialization in geosciences are:

  • Hydrogeology
  • Geochemistry and petrology
  • Geophysics and tectonics
  • Stratigraphy and sedimentary geology


2015/2016 catalog: admission requirements, program requirements, and courses