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    University of Memphis
  Nov 21, 2017
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Earth Sciences, (MS)

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MS Degree Program

Program objectives are: (1) ability to solve advanced Earth Science problems involving observations and measurements in the field and the laboratory; (2) attainment of advanced knowledge of Earth Science concepts and their application in one or more subdisciplines; and (3) preparation for professional employment or for entering a doctoral program in an Earth Science or a related field.

Program Requirements

A student may be required to make up deficiencies as determined by the student's advisory committee

Completion of at least 3 semester hours of graduate seminar coursework


Completion and successful defense of a thesis (ESCI 7996 ): at least 6 semester hours. NOTE: Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write.

At least 22 hours of coursework at or above the 7000-level (including thesis), as well as the preparation of an acceptable written thesis proposal and oral presentation of thesis proposal.

Successful completion of a written Comprehensive Examination

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