Sep 26, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology, Ph.D.


Degree Requirements


To obtain the Ph.D. degree in geology, the student must:

  1. Successfully pass a general qualifying examination.
  2. Complete a minimum of three years of graduate academic work (48 credit hours minimum), with at least two years of full-time residence on the SMU campus or at a research facility approved by the departmental faculty and the dean of graduate studies.
  3. Write and make a successful public defense of a dissertation. Additional general requirements for the Ph.D. degree are outlined in the Degree Requirements  section of this catalog.
  4. Satisfy all curricular requirements as specified by the departmental faculty, including:

Graduate Core Courses


Elective Courses


Courses at the 5000-level and above , chosen in consultation with the graduate adviser.

Dissertation Courses


The following courses are available to students throughout the dissertation process, with no more than 12 credit hours counting toward the degree:

Total: 48 Credit Hours