Graduate advisers are faculty (tenure-line or research professors) who work closely with prospective and current graduate students. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the geosciences, many current and recent students choose to have two faculty as research advisers.
Finding an Adviser
We strongly encourage prospective students to email potential advisers in the fall before the application deadline to introduce yourself and inquire about the availability of graduate student opportunities in their lab. In the message, provide information about academic background (such as with a CV, resume, or transcript/information of relevant coursework) and a description of research interests.
We understand that prospective students are evaluating which programs might been suitable before submitting an application, and to help with this, providing a specific but concise overview of research interests and background (we suggest about one paragraph) is extremely helpful in starting this conversation. Please also let us know if you have any specific questions or concerns, for example if you would like more information about the experience of students from under-represented groups or first-generation graduates. We look forward to hearing from you!
Prospective students can search for and find potential graduate program advisers using our faculty directory.