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Geology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) , MO,
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. 

About

The areas of research covered by faculty are broad and diverse, with strong research expertise in the general areas of geochemistry, petrology and geophysics-tectonics. These strengths allow us to focus on problems identified by the National Research Council to be socially relevant and to be fundamental to an understanding of earth processes. 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.

Accreditation

Officially accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri  is a very large coeducational higher education institution. University of Missouri offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Solar System Science 
  • Economic Geology with Laboratory 
  • Plate Tectonics 
  • Continental Tectonics 
  • Hydrolgeologic Processes 
  • Tectonics and Sedimentation 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • 3 letters of recommendation (submitted through the Graduate School’s online application system)
  • Personal statement (uploaded into Graduate School application online)
  • GRE scores
  • Completed Graduate Studies 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) 

      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        27090 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
      • National Applies to you

        27090 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 27090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
      • In-State Applies to you

        11252 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 11252 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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      Living costs for Columbia

      • 800 - 1300 USD/month
        Living Costs

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