Current Students

Our department currently serves 74 undergraduates and premajors and 81 graduate students seeking BS/BA, MS, and PhD degrees in different disciplines within the Geosciences. Our diverse, international student body includes students from Alaska, many other states in the US, and a number of different countries. Students are attracted to UAF for their Geosciences degrees because of the many excellent opportunites available here. Alaska is extremely tectonically active (volcanoes and earthquakes), hosts rich mineral and petroleum resources, and provides a wide array of amazing natural laboratories for student learning.

 

Department Graduation Deadlines

Graduate Students

Fall 2017
Advancement to Candidacy: July 15

Apply to Graduate: October 15

Post-defense copy of Thesis due to Department Chair: November 3

Post-defense copy of Thesis due to Dean:
November 17
Post-defense Copy of Thesis due to the Graduate School: November 28th
All other paperwork to the Graduate School:  December 15 

Spring 2018
Advancement to Candidacy: October 15
Apply to Graduate: February 15
Post-defense copy of Thesis due to Department Chair: March 16
Post-defense copy of Thesis due to Dean: April 1
Post-defense Copy of Thesis due to the Graduate School:
Approved Post Defense Copy of Thesis: April 7

All other paperwork to the Graduate School:
: April 24
 

Summer 2018
Advancement to Candidacy: February 15
Apply to Graduate: July 15
Post-defense copy of Thesis due to Department Chair: July 11
Post-defense copy of Thesis due to Dean: July 25
Post-defense Copy of Thesis due to the Graduate School:
Approved Post Defense Copy of Thesis: August 1
All other paperwork to the Graduate School:
: August 15

For more information, pleae visit our Events and Deadlines calendar and the Graduation Services website .

 

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Department Graduate Student Guidelines

Below are the forms, guidelines and checklists that are needed by all graduate students in the Department of Geology & Geophysics. Please review each of these that are relevant to your situation, whether you are just starting your graduate studies as a new student in the department, are preparing for your comprehensive exam, or are getting ready to schedule your defense or finish your thesis. You should also review these forms and discuss them with your graduate thesis committee members and advisor, preferably during your first committee meeting. This is to ensure that both student and committee are aware of the guidelines and are committed to a successful graduate school experience. Please review the guidelines with your committee as needed throughout your graduate school program.

 
 
IMPORTANT CHECKLISTS FOR GEOLOGY/GEOPHYSICS GRADUATE STUDENTS
           
Incoming Graduate List     Commitment List    
TA Checklist PDF Word For Mentors PDF Word
RA Checklist PDF Word For Graduate Students PDF Word
           
Comprehensive Exam Departmental Guidelines     Thesis Departmental Guidelines    
For M.S. Students PDF   Guidelines PDF Word
For Ph.D. Students PDF        
Supplement for Solid Earth Concentration PDF   Annual thesis committee meetings (geophysics) PDF  
           

Annual Student Publication Report (2014)

Department of Geosciences Annual Report Attachment

PDF Word

Evaluation of Oral Defense of Thesis

For M.S and Ph.D Students

 

PDF

 

GRADUATE SCHOOL FORMS

Undergraduate Research

Research is an important part of our undergraduate program and now is a requirement in certain disciplines.

Please review the Undergraduate Research Guidelines (below) for the steps necessary to register for Geos F488 -- Undergrad Research.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GUIDELINES

GEOS F488 FORM

 
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