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The masters of science in geosciences provides an important educational opportunity for post-baccalaureate study and preparation for career in Earth Science. We provide a traditional two year program with research and coursework.

The Robert L. Bolin Graduate School of Petroleum Geology Master of Science in Geosciences

The Robert L. Bolin Graduate School of Petroleum Geology provides an opportunity for graduate studies in oil and gas and more. We offer a traditional M.S. in geosciences through coursework and thesis. Master’s degree candidates may specialize in areas broadly within the geosciences. Research concentrations currently are within the following areas:

  1. Petroleum geology
  2. Igneous petrology and geochemistry
  3. Sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology

Details concerning specific thesis projects should be addressed to the appropriate faculty.  Accepted students are strongly encouraged to associate themselves with a faculty member by the end of their first semester in the program. This faculty member will serve as the student’s graduate advisory committee chair and will be responsible for supervising the student’s degree program.

Requirements:

Master of Science Degree – 31 Credits of which up to 6 may be thesis research and 19 credits must be approved 4000/5000/6000 graduate level courses.  The Graduate Seminar (1 credit hour per semester) is required.  The allowed maximum for graduate credit from approved 3000/4000 level courses is 6 credit hours.


Approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033

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