Master of Science in Geoscience

Master of Science in Geoscience with a Geological Engineering Option

Our Geosciences M.S. program participates in Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), which allows students from the 15 participating western states to pay reduced tuition. These states include: Alaska, Arizona, California (effective 2010), Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Residents are eligible to enroll at resident rates of tuition in WRGP graduate programs in these 15 states. Students enrolling through WRGP are not required to demonstrate financial need. For more  information on application, see the Graduate School.

Master’s of Science degrees in Geoscience are available through the School of Mines and Engineering. In Geological Engineering the options are Geological Engineering, Hydrogeological Engineering, Geology, and Hydrogeology.

Master’s of Science degrees in Geoscience are available through the School of Mines and Engineering. In Geological Engineering the options are Geological Engineering, Hydrogeological Engineering, Geology, and Hydrogeology.

The general requirements for the degrees are as follows:

Admission Requirements

BS in Geological, Mining, Geophysical, or Civil Engineering (for engineering options) or BS in Geology or related program (for engineering or science options)

Options

  • A: Thesis (default) or Publishable Paper with approval of Department
  • B: Non-Thesis

Seminar Requirements

  • ENGR 5940 Engineering Seminar (1)
  • TC 5160 Graduate Writing Seminar

Course Requirements

Thesis

30 credits, minimum of 15 at 500 level, remainder at 400 level; Non-thesis: 36 credits, minimum of 18 at 500 level, remainder at 400 level. Course schedule is determined in cooperation with Faculty advisor.