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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth Sciences, (MA)

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MA Degree Program

Program objectives are the attainment and development of depth of the Earth Sciences knowledge, and the ability to apply this knowledge to student’s career development, in at least one of the following areas: (1) geography; (2) geology; (3) archaeology; (4) environmental sciences; (5) interdisciplinary studies. Students pursuing an MS degree may not apply to switch to the MA degree until their third year in the Earth Sciences program.

Program Requirements

  1. Students may be required to make up deficiencies as determined by the student’s advisory committee.
  2. Completion of ESCI 7000 , and at least one of the following: ESCI 6515 , ESCI 6521 ESCI 7301 , ESCI 7310 , or ESCI 7801 . Additionally, other courses within Earth Sciences and/or outside the department as approved by the advisory committee to total a minimum of 36 graduate credits.
  3. Satisfactory completion of 3 credit hours of ESCI 6700 - Earth Science Internshp  or ESCI 7990 - Research/Earth Science .
  4. A minimum of 70% of the total required hours must be 7000 courses. No more than a total of 12 hours of workshop courses and independent study courses may be applied to a Master’s degree.
  5. Successful completion of a written Comprehensive Examination. 
  6. Successful completion of a public oral presentation regarding professional experience or internship as it links to the earth sciences.

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