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Coastal Sedimentary Environments and Processes Field Trip
Graduate students and faculty at Jockey’s Ridge State Park near Nags Head, North Carolina during a field trip that the students and faculty organized to study modern coastal sedimentary environments and processes.

For your graduate application you will need:

  • A one to two page, double-spaced personal statement
  • A brief statement that describes your research interests and career aspiration in geosciences
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts from previous academic institutions
  • Three letters of recommendation

The department begins reviewing official applications January 1st for Fall admission and October 1st for Spring admission. We recommend that prospective students submit applications by the listed dates, but we accept applications at any time.

Graduate Pre-Application

Submitting this pre-application simply indicates your interest in our program and does not incur any cost or obligation on your part. We strongly encourage you to directly contact faculty in the research areas you are interested in pursuing, to determine whether there are open positions and to discuss possible research directions.

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Graduate Registration, Courses, and Requirements

If you have more questions about becoming a graduate student or the graduate admissions process, please contact:

April Newcomer, Advising & Enrollment Manager
540-231-8824
apriln@vt.edu