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 experiences 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
2014 & 2010-2011 U.S News & World Report Ranking
Many disciplines, including Earth Sciences, are only ranked at the graduate level
2016-2017 Nature Index of Top Global Institution Productivity
(among U.S. universities, 2016)
2017 Center for World University Rankings
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