Applying To The Graduate Program

The Geology Department is now accepting applications for Fall 2018!
The deadline for Applications is February 1, 2018.

There are two steps to applying for the program:

  1. Please go to for information on the online application process
  2. You will also need to submit application materials to the Geology Department which consists of:
    a. 3 letters of recommendation (can be emailed to
    b. Expanded statement of interest
    c. Unofficial copies of transcripts
  3. If you are interested in pursuing the thesis option (all students enter the Program on the non-thesis track – see the “Overview” link) it is recommended that you contact potential faculty early and begin a dialogue about possible thesis options. 

The supplemental application materials outlined in #2 above can be mailed to:

Sacramento State
Geology Department
Graduate Program
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6043

For more information please feel free to contact the department office at (916) 278-6337 or email