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Geology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
Louisiana State University offers an MS Geology degree. This 30-credit hour program requires an independent research project (thesis). The thesis is driven by scientific curiosity and is completed with the guidance from the primary faculty member and from the members of the thesis committee. Course work is tailored to prepare the student to complete the thesis (narrowly focused courses), to enhance communication skills, and to broaden the student’s knowledge of the geosciences.

About

Ideally, students complete an MS degree at Louisiana State University in two academic years. Commonly students seek an internship during the intervening summer as the industries (environmental and oil & gas) consider the MS – Geology degree the “working degree”. The strength of the independent thesis, the development of communication skills, and the breadth of knowledge acquired as you progress through the MS degree prepare you for your chosen career.

Programme Structure

This 30-credit hour program at Louisiana State University requires an independent research project (thesis). The thesis is driven by scientific curiosity and is completed with the guidance from the primary faculty member and from the members of the thesis committee. Course work is tailored to prepare the student to complete the thesis (narrowly focused courses), to enhance communication skills, and to broaden the student’s knowledge of the geosciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for unconditional admission:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed. Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores.
  • Demonstrated English proficiency.
  • A copy of the name page of your passport.
  • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents (required to process forms for F-1 and J-1 visas).
  • Draft and Gather Additional Application Materials: statement of purpose, curriculum vitae


Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    28308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28308 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    11393 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11393 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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