May 25, 2024  
2020-21 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 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.) Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit official transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended.
  3. submit three letters of reference.
  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 credit hours).

Curriculum, Geosciences


The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Professional Sciences Track


Geosciences Courses (21 hours)

Required Courses (5 hours)

Electives (16 hours)

A  maximum of 8 credit hours of 5000-level courses will count toward the degree. Additional 5000-level credit hours will be considered elective hours. Select 16 hours from the following:

Thesis Research Track


Required Geosciences Courses (11 hours)

Electives (25 hours)

A maximum of 11 credit hours of 5000-level courses will count toward the degree. Additional 5000-level credit hours will be considered elective credit hours. Select 25 hours from the following:

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