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PhD opportunity, Madison - USA

PhD opportunity, Madison - USA

Wisconsin, United States
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Earth Surface Evolution group is welcoming applicants to the PhD program in the Department of Geoscience in Fall 2023.
Description
The incoming PhD student will join an NSF-funded project on the co-evolution of sea level and topography, with a focus on understanding sea-level changes near large sedimentary systems.
Tasks
This project is best suited for students interested in geomorphology, geophysics, and numerical modeling, and for those who would be excited to contribute to a new K-12 outreach collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum.
Requirements
Students entering the PhD program who have pursued an MS at another institution should have the degree in hand before beginning study at UW–Madison. A BS or BA is required. Graduate students may enter the department with a bachelor’s degree in geology or a related earth science, or some other field relevant to the intended field of specialization. As of June 2020, the GRE is no longer required for prospective graduate students.

Minimum standards
Often minimum standards have been completed at the time of application, but these are not a hard requirement. Course deficiencies should be removed before enrollment.

1 or 2 semesters in each of the following areas, for a total of no less than 5 semesters: calculus, chemistry, physics
GPA must be a minimum of 3.0 on the equivalent of the last 60 semester hours of the undergraduate record. The average GPA of applicants offered positions with funding in the last three years was 3.64.
An English proficiency test is required for students for whom English is not the first language and who have not attended an institution with English-language instruction. See Grad School requirements.
Note: The hydrogeology program requires a minimum of 12 credits of geology if the applicant has a major in a field other than geology.
Applications
Prospective students are encouraged to contact Ken Ferrier (kferrier@wisc.edu) for more information, and to see Department of Geoscience website for details on how to apply by the January deadline.
Application deadline
Further information
Contact Ken Ferrier (kferrier@wisc.edu) for more information
See Department of Geoscience website for details on how to apply by the January deadline: https://geoscience.wisc.edu/academics/graduate-program/
Contact email
kferrier@wisc.edu