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M.Sc. On Campus

Earth Systems Science

George Mason University

12 months
Duration
50860 USD/year
50860 USD/year
18892 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Earth Systems Science program at George Mason University addresses the growing demand for trained professionals in the Earth sciences.

Overview

The degree 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. 

Key Features 

  • Students completing the Earth Systems Science program from George Mason University 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
  • Land-Climate Interactions
  • Paleoclimatology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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 uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center from all universities attended.
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English, if applicable, and submitted for evaluation to the Mason Office of Admissions. 
  • Verification of English language proficiency. Please see English language requirements page.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores, as required by your program sent directly to Mason from the testing agency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    50860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25430 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9446 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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