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2018-19 Graduate Catalog 
2018-19 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Science, Geosciences Concentration, M.S.

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Saeed Foroudastan, Director
Professional Science
(615) 494-7618

For more information about the Geosciences concentration, contact:
Clay Harris, Program Coordinator
Geosciences Concentration
(615) 904-8019

Carey Snowden, Graduate Coordinator
Master of Science in Professional Science Program

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences offers the Master of Science with a major in Professional Science (M.S.) with six concentrations: Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.

The concentration in Geosciences offers preparation, basic knowledge, and professional skills to work as an actuary and to pass actuarial professional examinations.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Professional Science with a concentration 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 Professional Science program may enroll for one semester before 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 (current scale) or 900 (former scale) is expected for consideration for unconditional admission.

Degree Requirements

Once admitted to the program, each candidate must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate credit.

Curriculum: Professional Science, Geosciences

Candidates must complete 36 hours in the following course of study:

Geosciences Courses for all Tracks (5 hours)

Environmental Geosystems Track (16 hours)

General Geosciences Track (16 hours)


Any additional 5000-level credit hours will not count toward the 36-credit-hour total for the MS-PS degree

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 the candidate intends to graduate.

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