Prospective Students

Welcome to the UW-Madison Department of Geoscience. If you have found your way to this page, you are probably interested in pursuing a Geoscience graduate degree.


As of June 2020, the GRE is no longer required for prospective graduate students.

The University of Wisconsin requires an application fee from prospective graduate students. If the fee is a financial burden, please discuss this or mention it to the faculty person you contact. 

Information about our undergraduate program can be found here.

Prospective graduate students can find out more about the members of our department and their research from the people and research pages on our website. Here we have information on:

If you have any additional questions please get in touch with the faculty member(s) with whom you would like to work.

The Lake Mendota shoreline is pictured in a fisheye-lens aerial view of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus during an autumn sunset on Oct. 5, 2011. Major campus facilities pictured along the shoreline from left to right include the Pyle Center, Below Alumni Center, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym), construction of the East Campus Mall, the Memorial Union Terrace and Helen C. White Hall. The photograph was made from a helicopter looking south (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)