The Department offers a 36-credit Master of Science degree in Geoscience designed for the professional development of geologists and precollege teachers. Students may also obtain Pennsylvania teaching certification in Earth and Space Science and/or General Science with the appropriate selection of courses. Employment and advancement opportunities for M.S. Geoscience graduates are excellent due to the hundreds of environmental firms, government agencies, and school districts within the greater Philadelphia area.
All students complete a 19-credit core with the following courses:
and 2 of the following 4 courses:
The remaining 17 credits are fulfilled by electives, of which at least 8 must be ESS or SCE courses.
The MS Geoscience degree requires completion of a non-thesis, final project with a faculty advisor involving original, independent scientific or education research. Additional information may be found in the Department Graduate Handbook and Graduate Catalog.
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
MS Geoscience Handbook (click on handbook cover to download)