Enriching the Foundation in Geology Beyond a Bachelor’s Degree

A master's degree is becoming increasingly valuable. A master’s degree in math enables students to round out their educations before embarking on their professional career. Accelerated master's degree programs save the cost and study time of graduate admission tests, application fees, and extra courses.


Candidates must complete 30 hours of graduate study based on an approved plan of study.

A thesis based on original research is usually submitted. This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the candidate's adviser.


Our department offers the opportunity to learn from some of the most accomplished faculty and to work on some of the most exciting and significant projects in Earth Science. Alumni of our graduate program have gone on to prestigious positions in research science, industry, and academia.

Program Outcome

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to demonstrate:

Environmental Science

Environmental issues continue to be prominent in the lives of everyone. Essentially no place on the planet has escaped perturbation resulting from activities of an ever-growing human population. The challenge is to maintain those attributes of the Earth that make it habitable while at the same time providing for human needs. Science will play an absolutely critical role in enabling technological civilizations to move toward sustainable interactions with the natural world.



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