Geology - M.S.
Department of Geology
221 McGilvrey Hall
The Master of Science degree in Geology provides qualified students the opportunity for advanced study in a wide variety of geologic fields. Focus areas include environmental research (water, surface and subsurface processes; geohazards; and natural resources), as well as evolution of earth's systems research (climate change, paleoecology and evolution, crustal processes).
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- GRE scores
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Show in-depth comprehension of several areas, including both basic and applied aspects of geology/earth sciences.
- Formulate testable scientific hypotheses and carry out independent research using appropriate field, experimental, analytical and/or computational methods.
- Describe, synthesize and interpret the results of a scientific investigation, and understand its broader applications.
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Upon the completion of the thesis proposal defense, the student registers for 6 credit hours of GEOL 60199. Thereafter, the student must be continuously registered in GEOL 60299 until all degree requirements are met.
Students must complete 9 credit hours at the 60000-level.
- Minimum 3.000 overall GPA
- Participation in required seminars, orientation and colloquia
- Accepted and publicly defended thesis that incorporates the results of a program of original geologic research.
- There is no foreign language requirement.
- All students will have a fundamental knowledge and understanding of earth materials and a field experience by the end of the second year in the program. This will be fulfilled by (1) prior completion of equivalent coursework in mineralogy, petrology and/or a summer fieldcamp experience; or (2) completion of graduate directed readings in earth materials and a three-to-five week field experience as determined by the graduate coordinator.