Nestled in the heart of Austin, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in America, the Jackson School of Geosciences offers an education second to none. With more than 50 faculty members and 100 research scientists spread across three world-class academic and research units, students at the Jackson School have a unique opportunity to learn about a wide array of geosciences from scientists considered leaders in their fields.
As the world’s largest academic geosciences community with dozens of state-of-the-art lab facilities, the school offers opportunities to collaborate on science that cuts across disciplines. Here students have a chance to work with scientists at the Jackson School, throughout the university and with our partners around the country and the world.
Education at the Jackson School provides real-world experience that actively engages students in field work, lab work and research. The goal is to prepare students to excel and become leaders in the geosciences, whether their career path takes them into industry, academics, government or the non-profit sector.
The school’s large and active alumni network provides students with access to professionals and industry leaders that can help with professional development, advice, networking and mentoring. And our financial packages are some of the best in the country.
Jackson School Graduate Rankings
2024 U.S News & World Report Ranking
Many disciplines, including Earth Sciences, are only ranked at the graduate level
Want to study the Earth? Find your future? Make a difference? Do it all at the highly ranked Jackson School of Geosciences. We offer an unparalleled undergraduate experience featuring the benefits of a small college within a major university.Read More
This is an exciting time to pursue graduate studies at the Jackson School. Already one of the largest and most prestigious Earth science programs, since 2008 we have added 18 new faculty members, an increase of more than 50 percent.Read More
Energy & Earth Resources Graduate Program
The EER Graduate Program provides the opportunity for students to pursue interdisciplinary studies in areas of geosciences, engineering, management, finance, economics, law and policy. This program is well suited for those looking towards 21st century careers in energy, mineral, water, and environmental resources.Read More