Research and course work in the Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) department encompass a broad range of science disciplines, technology, and applications to environmental and economic endeavors. These studies involve students in the development and application of new tools and technologies, state-of-the-art computational modeling of a wide range of Earth planetary processes, and field work in remote and challenging settings.
Almost every practical aspect of society—population, environment, economics, politics—is and will be increasingly impacted by our relationship with the Earth. Graduate study and research within Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) are diverse, and include geology, geobiology, geochemistry, geophysics, physics and chemistry of climate, planetary science, tectonics, and more. In addition to the collaborative exchange with other Harvard departments and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, students may supplement their studies by cross-registering in other Harvard graduate schools or at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.