As part of my series on How to Fully Fund Your PhD, I provide a list of universities that offer full funding for a PhD in Geology. Through a fully funded PhD program in Geology you could work as a college professor, researcher, environmental consultant, or geologist.
“Full funding” is a financial aid package for students that includes full tuition remission and an annual stipend or salary for the duration of the student’s doctoral studies. Full funding is not universal, so it’s a smart idea to research the financial aid offerings of all the potential Ph.D. programs in your academic field, including small and lesser-known schools.
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Arizona State University, PhD in Geological Sciences (Tempe, Arizona): The majority of students are offered financial support for the academic year (August-May) by means of a Graduate Assistant position. MS students typically receive 2 years of guaranteed financial support and PhD students typically receive 5 years of support. Stipends are currently in the amount of $17,100 per academic year.
Harvard University, PhD in Earth and Planetary Science (Cambridge, MA): Harvard guarantees full financial support to PhD students—including tuition, health fees, and basic living expenses—for a minimum of five years (typically the first four years of study and the completion year). This multi-year funding package includes a combination of tuition grants, stipends, traineeships, teaching fellowships, research assistantships, and other academic appointments.
Memorial University, PhD in Geology or Geophysics (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada): Memorial University offers competitive funding packages to academically eligible full-time graduate students. Funding for PhD $18,000. Also have some internal funding sources and external awards.
University of British Columbia, PhD in Geological Sciences (Vancouver, BC, Canada): All full-time students will be provided with a funding package of at least $18,000 for each of the first four years of their PhD. The funding package may consist of any combination of internal or external awards, teaching-related work, research assistantships, and graduate academic assistantships.
University of California-Irvine, PhD in Earth System Science (Irvine, CA): The Earth System Science Ph.D. program is fully-funded, including tuition and fees, in addition to a yearly stipend.
University of Miami, PhD in Geology and Environmental Earth Science (Oxford, OH): 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.
University of Pittsburgh, PhD in Geology and Environmental Science (Pittsburgh, PA): Our comprehensive package supports students throughout their graduate careers. Financial support for first year graduate students is normally provided in the form of a tuition scholarship plus a teaching assistantship (TA), though some students do receive a graduate research assistantship (GSR) or a fellowship. All of these options consist of both a competitive stipend and full tuition coverage.
University of Utah, PhD in Geology, Geophysics, or Geological Engineering (Salt Lake City, UT): Qualified full-time graduate students are eligible for financial aid in the form of Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships and Graduate Fellowships. The stipends for Teaching and Research Assistants are approximately $9,200 per semester.
Need some tips for the application process? See my article How To Get Into a Fully Funded PhD Program: Contacting Potential PhD Advisors.
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