M.Sc. On Campus

Earth Science

Montana State University

12 months
17692 USD/year
17692 USD/year
5568 USD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Earth Sciences at the Montana State University with areas of specialization in Geography and Geology. 


Both areas stress independent thesis research with some supporting course work. All diplomas will say Earth Sciences, regardless of specialization. 

Key Features 

  • We strongly recommend that prospective students learn about the research interests of the faculty and contact potential research advisors directly. Admission into the department of Earth Sciences is dominantly in the fall semester.
  • At the Montana State University, our collective expertise crosses many subfields of Earth Sciences, including fields in both Geography and Geology. 

Programme Structure

  • Specialties include settlement geography, bioclimatology, GIS, snow science, volcanology, paleobiology, dinosaur taphonomy, stratigraphy, and geomorphology. 
  • Theses produced by successful M.S. and Ph.D. students span these diverse fields. Recent graduates in our graduate program have conducted groundbreaking research in Geology and Geography, and have expanded our knowledge of issues from GIS-based assessment of landslide hazards to exotic species assessment in Grand Teton National Park.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the MSU Graduate Application. 
  • GRE scores in verbal, quantitative, and analytic measures are required;
  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended are required.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required. Letters are managed solely via the online application. 
  • A Personal essay should clearly and concisely communicate your objectives for pursuing the curriculum and degree for which you seek admission. 
  • All students must achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher unless there are unusual mitigating circumstances. 
  • Students should identify at least one prospective advisor on their online application and essay, based on their intended field of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17692 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17692 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5568 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bozeman

1099 - 2275 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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