Ranking of Earth Sciences Graduate Schools

Rank the top 141 Earth Sciences graduate programs in the US using the latest National Research Council data.

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Ranking of Earth Sciences PhD Programs

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Rank School & Program Regres Quality Survey Quality Student Outcomes Jobs at Grad Diversity
University of California-Irvine
Earth System Science
2-101-81-1880%24-53
California Institute of Technology
Environmental Science and Engineering
4-151-36-6972%6-31
Princeton University
Geosciences
9-243-152-3794%11-32
Harvard University
Earth and Planetary Sciences
1-82-1032-9881%52-96
California Institute of Technology
Geophysics
3-132-119-8072%33-76
Columbia University in the City of New York
Earth and Environmental Sciences
1-73-1429-9775%17-46
Stanford University
Geological and Environmental Sciences
2-114-1525-9285%48-95
University of California-Berkeley
Earth and Planetary Science
2-321-716-8469%31-66
California Institute of Technology
Geochemistry
3-193-133-8772%52-104
California Institute of Technology
Planetary Science
1-64-143-6972%113-131
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Geology and Geochemistry and Geophysics
4-169-2813-8082%102-126
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Geophysics
15-557-302-7995%40-99
University of Arizona
Geosciences
8-219-308-7085%62-100
California Institute of Technology
Geology
3-139-274-10272%83-122
Stanford University
Geophysics
12-346-2372-11785%34-64
University of Arizona
Hydrology
17-6410-303-4985%74-110
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Geology
19-5018-5311-86100%52-94
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Geosciences
10-2511-2925-8979%69-108
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Geology
10-6014-4716-10088%3-25
University of California-Santa Cruz
Earth Sciences
18-4310-346-5381%31-75
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Geology
10-4011-3316-8577%49-85
Brown University
Geological Sciences
11-3118-5914-8086%36-77
Duke University
Environment
13-3021-529-6780%7-28
Michigan State University
Geological Sciences
17-8133-891-12100%29-67
University of Chicago
Geophysical Sciences
10-2517-495-6376%70-113
University of Maryland-College Park
Geology
12-3814-4218-9975%4-23
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Geology
20-4527-7448-10995%39-76
University of California-Riverside
Soil and Water Sciences
35-8626-8230-110100%7-28
Purdue University-Main Campus
Agronomy- Soils
24-7316-5410-6967%6-22
Johns Hopkins University
Earth and Planetary Sciences
22-4933-8023-97100%91-125
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