Graduate Degrees Offered
The Department of Earth Sciences offers Master of Science degrees in Earth Sciences with concentrations in Geology, Hydrology, Oceanography, Ocean Mapping, and Geochemical Systems. Thesis and non-thesis options are available for all degrees. The core curriculum differs somewhat among degrees. Students admitted to the M.S. program normally have a Bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences or a related discipline and have completed at least two semesters each of calculus, chemistry, and some combination of physics and/or biology. Students with deficiencies in their undergraduate course work can sometimes make these up during their first year of graduate school. Select a degree below for more information.
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Certificate in Ocean Mapping
The program goal is to provide advanced graduate training to working professionals in the area of ocean mapping. These professionals will come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from earth science, geology, and biology to engineering. The graduate certificate in ocean mapping is awarded for completion of the core courses and associated practicum. The graduate certificate program fulfills the Category A International Federation of Surveyors/International Hydrographic Organization/International Cartographic Association (FIG/IHO/ICA) Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors. For more information, please visit the ocean mapping website or contact the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the Graduate School website for instructions about applying to the certificate program.