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ESS Students at Mt. St. Helens

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington is temporarily suspending the use of the Graduate Records Examinations (GRE) for all applications to our graduate programs for the Autumn 2021 admission cycle. Applications for Autumn 2021 will open in August 2020.

Applied Geosciences - Geosciences are key to addressing critical issues of our time: natural hazards, land and resource management,the impacts of climate change. The Masters in Earth and Space Sciences, Applied Geosciences (MESSAGe) is designed for students who are ready to make an impact and wish to have a lead role in geology, geomorphology, environmental geology or engineering geology.

Research Program - The mission of the Department of Earth and Space Sciences is to further the understanding of Earth, the solar system, and their histories. Get a MS or PhD examining Earth's interior structure, chemistry, motion, and dynamics; geologic hazards; processes affecting the surface environment; the surrounding space environment; planetary processes; and geobiology.