12 months
30216 USD/year
30216 USD/year
9552 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University offers the Geosciences MSc degree with thesis and capstone options. 


The Geosciences MSc degree offered by Georgia State University has concentrations in Geography, Geology, and Water Sciences. Students seeking these degrees can have areas of focus such as environmental sustainability, geographic information science, geology, and urban studies. Please note that the GRE is no longer a part of our admission criteria. 


  • Science breakthroughs start with you. Our programs train and inspire students to bring critical analytical skills to real-world environmental problems. 
  • Through Geosciences coursework, our students develop an innovative spirit and acquire the scientific knowledge needed to bring research projects to fruition. They gain the necessary skills to become investigative scientists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Water, Wastewater, and the Environment 
  • Groundwater Hydrology 
  • Geology of Georgia 
  • Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy 
  • Hydrogeology 
  • Digital Cartography 
  • Remote Sensing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate work in geology.
  • A statement of educational or career goals.
  • A bachelor’s degree in geology or other physical science or engineering. Students with a B.S. degree in fields other than geology are also welcome but are expected to take foundational courses.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4776 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 USD /month
Living costs

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


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