UC Irvine's Department of Earth System Science (ESS) focuses on the science of the Earth as a system with an emphasis on atmospheric chemistry, physical climate, and the biogeochemistry of land, ocean, and atmosphere.
Our fully-funded Ph.D. in Earth System Science program is both exciting and challenging. Coursework includes a multidisciplinary curriculum covering physical, chemical, and biological aspects of Earth system science.
We aim to help our students develop a mechanistic understanding of the Earth and gain the conceptual and analytical tools needed for research in this rapidly growing field. Our graduates have gone on to become post-doctoral scholars, faculty, and leading Earth science researchers.
ESS admits students for the Ph.D. only. We do not admit students for the Master's degree.
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