Geological Sciences, M.Sc. | University of Missouri - Columbia | Columbia, United States
12 months
23140 USD/year
23140 USD/year
12809 USD/year
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Geological Sciences from University of Missouri - Columbia allows students to focus on problems identified by the National Research Council to be socially relevant and to be fundamental to an understanding of earth processes. 


At Geological Sciences from University of Missouri - Columbia the dynamic faculty, along with their students, are making significant contributions to numerous areas of basic and applied research. This research is supported by excellent, state-of-the-art analytical facilities in the department and on campus. 


Our graduate program prepares students for a wide range of professions within the geological sciences; students have been placed in private, federal, state, and academic institutions. Prospective students are encouraged to contact any faculty member directly for additional information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geology of Missouri
  • Mineralogy
  • Structural Geology
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy with Lab
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Solar System Science
  • Economic Geology with Laboratory
  • Environmental Soil Chemistry
  • Patterns and Processes in the Fossil Record
  • Organic Geochemistry
  • Plate Tectonics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  •  January 28 for guaranteed consideration for departmental financial aid


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (submitted through the Graduate School online application)
  • Personal statement (uploaded into Graduate School online application)
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • Resume (optional, but recommended)
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Have earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23140 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23140 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23140 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12809 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12809 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbia

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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