The University of Miami, based in Oxford, Ohio offers a fully funded PhD in Geology and Environmental Earth Science. The PhD degrees require a substantial component of original research culminating in a dissertation or thesis, respectively. All current students are supported by nine-month teaching or research assistantships plus duty-free summer stipends. These awards carry full tuition waivers for the academic year and summer terms. Teaching Associateships are available for students with a master’s degree who are working toward a Ph.D. degree. The stipend for the award is $22,774.