Graduate Programs

The Department of Geosciences offers both Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree programs which provide the student the close interaction with faculty which is characteristic of a small school, and the many research facilities and projects characteristic of a large university. Many opportunities are available for graduate students to participate actively in the research projects of the faculty.



NASA Planetary Biology Internship

The Planetary Biology Internship Program (PBI) provides opportunities to explore scientific questions of global scale about planet Earth. Each year the PBI Program sponsors ten interns who undertake research at NASA Research Centers or NASA-sponsored laboratories and academic institutions. Students admitted to the Microbial Diversity course at the Marine Biological Laboratory may also be selected as interns.  (NASA PBI website)

Contact us

Department of Geosciences
627 North Pleasant Street
233 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

Phone: (413) 545-2286
Fax: (413) 545-1200

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