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Earth Systems Science

George Mason University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
1412 USD/credit
1412 USD/credit
524 USD/credit
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About

This is Earth Systems Science program is shared between the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Science sand the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University.

Overview

The Earth Systems Science program addresses the growing demand for trained professionals in the Earth sciences. 

The degree from George Mason University emphasizes a research-oriented, global systems approach to studying the Earth and its systems- the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the lithosphere, including their interrelationships and interactions with the biosphere. 

Emphasis is on the observation, measurement, and analysis of Earth’s systems.

Most student research projects and theses will relate to geologic and geographic topics, however studies of related topics in Earth science are welcome.

 Students completing the program are qualified to pursue careers that require knowledge of the basics of Earth systems science and the requisite tools, specifically pertaining to the area of Earth science that they choose to investigate. Students are encouraged to undertake a master’s thesis but may choose a research project. In the latter case, students must pass a comprehensive exam.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geography and Geoinformation Science Colloquium
  • Paleontology Seminar
  • Seminar in Earth Systems Science, Geology, Earth Science
  • Climate Dynamics Seminar
  • Introduction to Physical Climate System
  • Land-Climate Interactions
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Introduction to Atmosphere and Weather
  • Atmospheric Physics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1412 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1412 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1412 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    524 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 524 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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