MS in Geological Sciences

Masters in Geological Sciences

The Master of Science degree is a two-year program in which the student concentrates on graduate level course work during the first year and on thesis research during the second year. The majority of students in the masters program have completed a bachelors degree in the geological sciences, but students with bachelors degrees in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics or engineering are also encouraged to apply.

There are currently about 35 graduate students in the Geological Sciences. Approximately half of our students are MS candidates and the other half are PhD candidates. The majority of our students come from various areas of the U.S. Our graduate alumni have been very successful in getting jobs in the geological sciences or in pursuing further graduate study.

For more information on policies for graduate students, degree requirements and more please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook.