Earth System Science

M.S., Ph.D. Degrees

Earth System Science (ESS) at UAF is a multidisciplinary degree program that provides the option for a disciplinary concentration in one of eight topics:

  • Sustainability
  • Ecosystems
  • Hydrology
  • Atmospheric and Climate Sciences
  • Cryosphere
  • Solid Earth Geophysics
  • Geoscience
  • Geospatial Science

The ESS program involves faculty participation from six departments and programs:

  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Center for Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Biology and Wildlife
  • Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Geosciences

and five research institutes:

  • Institute of Agriculture/Natural Resources and Extension
  • Institute of Arctic Biology
  • Institute of Northern Engineering
  • International Arctic Research Center
  • Geophysical Institute.

Minimum Requirements for Earth System Science Degrees: M.S.: 30 credits; Ph.D.: 26-41 credits.

Earth System Sciences