Master of Science (Geology) Degree Program

The Master of Science (Geology) program will require 36 semester hours of course and research credit hours (a maximum of 9 credit hours may be 400-level course work). Twelve of the 36 credit hours must be research credits. To ensure breadth of background, the course of study for the Master of Science (Geology) degree must include at least one graduate course in each of the fields of stratigraphy/ sedimentology, structural geology/tectonics, and petrology. At the discretion of the student's Thesis Advisory Committee, an appropriate course may be substituted for one (and only one) of the fields above. All Master of Science (Geology) candidates must also complete an appropriate thesis, based upon original research they have conducted. A thesis proposal and course of study must be approved by the student's Thesis Advisory Committee before the candidate begins substantial work on the thesis research.

Prerequisites: The candidate for the degree of Master of Science (Geology) must have completed the following or equivalent subjects, for which credit toward an advanced degree will not be granted: General geology, structural geology, field geology (6 weeks), mineralogy, petrology, stratigraphy, chemistry (3 semesters, including at least 1 semester of physical or organic), mathematics (2 semesters of calculus), an additional science course (other than geology) or advanced mathematics, and physics (2 semesters).

See CSM Graduate Catalog (Department of Geology and Geological Engineering) for more details.
Please contact any of the faculty members if you have questions. 

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