Feb 02, 2023  
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth Sciences - Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration, (MS)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degree Programs

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

Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration:

  1. Completion of 12 semester hours of archaeology, geography, geology or geophysics coursework.
  2. Completion of elective graduate coursework, in consultation with the student’s advisory committee, to obtain a minimum total of 32 semester hours

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degree Programs