Build the skills and expertise in independent research that are the foundation for your geology career.
As a Ph.D. candidate, you'll conduct extensive fieldwork and build analytical skills in state-of-the-art labs and facilities. Experienced, accessible faculty are committed to seeing you achieve your research goals as you build skills for professional success.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- On Campus
- Est. time to complete:
- 3-5 years
- Credit hours:
Why earn a Ph.D. in geology?
UND's Ph.D. in Geology
Access the largest geoscience library in the upper Midwest, which contains 100,000 maps and 50,000 volumes.
We are diverse. Students in UND's Geology program come from around the country, and world.
The Geology program is based in the four-story, 70,000-square-foot Leonard Hall. It's a state-of-the-art facility for research in geophysics, hydrogeology, petroleum engineering, mining and more.
The Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library, across from Leonard Hall, contains cores from nearly every oil well drilled in North Dakota and is an invaluable research resource.
Enhance your professional skills at 60+ free workshops offered through the UND School of Graduate Studies. Our goal is to provide you with the workforce skills and job search strategies to succeed.
Study at a Carnegie Doctoral Research Institution ranked #151 by the NSF. Students are an integral part of UND research.
What can I do with a Ph.D. in geology?
Ph.D. in Geology Courses
Gain the Insights to Lead
With hands-on learning guided by experienced professionals, geology students gather the insights necessary to succeed.