Students are consistently placed with prominent organizations such as Exxon-Mobile, Chevron, and Anadarko, as well as viable jobs in the environmental and mining industries.
New graduate students are eligible for departmental scholarships, tuition scholarships, and teaching or research assistantships on a competitive basis. Most regular degree-seeking students receive some form of financial aid. However, none may expect financial assistance from the department for more than four semesters.
The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:2.