Geological Sciences, M.A. | University at Buffalo | Buffalo, United States
18 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
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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 the Geological Sciences program

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications submitted after these deadlines are reviewed on a rolling basis.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

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