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

Earth Sciences - Geography Concentration, (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: 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

Geography Concentration:

  1. Completion of 12 semester hours of geography (ESCI) graduate coursework. It is recommended that these 12 hours include courses in: environmental and earth sciences; human-economic geography, and geographic techniques. Students not submitting acceptable undergraduate credit in quantitative methods or statistics will be required to take a quantitative methods or statistics course.
  2. Completion of elective graduate coursework, in consultation with the student’s advisory committee, to obtain a minimum total of 32 semester hours.

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