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Geological Sciences, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #340 (QS) , NY,
We've designed our coursework-based, non-thesis master’s-level degree track for students who desire graduate-level study in the geosciences, but plan to pursue a non-research directed employment path. In lieu of a research thesis, students complete a supervised capstone project. This master degree in Geological Sciences is offered by the University at Buffalo. 

About

A typical MA track takes two years to complete and is not recommended for students who plan to continue on to a PhD in the geosciences. At the University at Buffalo we offer a master degree in Geological Sciences. 

Generally, students entering the MA track are expected to hold a BA or BS in Geology. Students applying with other science or engineering degrees must have 12 credits in advanced geology, or must complete these credits during their master's program. The MA advisor may require additional prerequisites depending on the course of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geological Field Training
  • Advanced Ecology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Field Course In Tropical Marine Ecology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Geophysics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

  • University at Buffalo Online Application: Please submit the online application for review. If you do not wish to complete the entire application at this time, you may create and save a partial application for completion at a later date
  • Personal Statement: As part of the online application, we require a brief statement of your research interests and experience, as well as your educational goals and career objectives
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts: We require official or unofficial transcripts from every institution previously attended. You must upload transcripts yourself. Only after acceptance to the University at Buffalo will we request official transcripts.
  • GRE Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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