Feb 07, 2023  
2019-20 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geosciences, M.S.


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Henrique Momm, Program Coordinator
(615) 904-8019372
Henrique.Momm@mtsu.edu

The Department of Geosciences offers a Master of Science in Geosciences with tracks in professional sciences and thesis research. The professional science track is a two-year program that combines business and science with a required professional internship. The thesis research track requires an oral defense of the thesis. Students interested in this program should contact the graduate program director for additional information.

Admission Requirements


Admission to the Master of Science in Geosciences requires

  1. an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in geosciences, anthropology, or related areas;
  2. basic competency in word processing, electronic mail, library retrieval systems, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and databases.

Once accepted into the College of Graduate Studies, students in the Master of Science in Geosciences program may enroll for one semester before being fully admitted to the program.

Application Procedures


All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php;
  2. submit official transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended;
  3. submit three letters of reference to graduate.mtsu.edu (or mail to College of Graduate Studies);
  4. submit an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) report. A composite GRE score of 286 is expected for consideration for unconditional admission.

Degree Requirements


The Master of Science in Geosciences requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.

All students must satisfactorily complete either a pre-professional internship (3 credit hours), or a thesis (6 semester hours).

Curriculum, Geosciences


The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Professional Sciences Track


Geosciences Core (5 hours)

Environmental Geosystems (16 hours)

Choose at least 9 hours from the following:

General Geosciences (16 hours)

Choose at least 9 hours from the following:

Thesis Research Track


Geosciences Core (11 hours)

Environmental Geosystems (16 hours)

Choose at least 9 hours from the following:

General Geosciences (16 hours)

Choose at least 9 hours from the following:

Program Notes


Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.

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