The thesis-based Master of Science remains the most utilizable degree for pursuing a geology-based scientific career. It permits the greatest amount of flexibility for employment opportunities in oil and gas exploration and development; environmental resource, waste, and contamination management; college-level teaching; and a slew of specialized applications in scientific laboratories and field settings. It is the degree of choice for most employers of earth scientists. The Robert L. Bolin Graduate School of Geology provides a traditional thesis-based M.S. degree, available to those with a B.S. in Geosciences (or closely-related field) and designed to be completed within two years.

NOTE: Geosciences admits students in the fall and spring.
The priority application deadlines are June 1 (fall) and October 1 (spring).

Master of Science - 31 Hours

Application Requirements
Application requirements must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
Application to McAda Graduate School
• $50 Application Fee
• Official Transcripts (from all institutions attended other than MSU)
Application to Geosciences Program
• Personal Statement
• Three Letters of Recommendation

Delivery Method
• Face to Face

Application Instructions: How to Apply
Program Website:
Bolin Graduate School of Geology
Graduate Coordinator:
 Dr. Andrew Katumwehe