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Geology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Baton Rouge, LA, United States
The programme of  Geology is offered by Louisiana State University is driven by scientific curiosity and is completed with the guidance from the primary faculty member and from the members of the thesis committee.  
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Overview

Ideally, students complete an MS degree 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. 

There are three ares of study areas within the BS-Geology degree:

  • Geology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Geophysics
The Geology programme is offered at Louisiana State University.

Programme Structure

 Courses include:

  • English Composition 
  • General Chemistry
  • Principles of Geology 
  • History of the Biosphere
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus 
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

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

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    79

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    550

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General Requirements

Regular Admission to the LSU Graduate School requires: 
  •  a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; 
  • a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving a degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all previous graduate work for which a grade is given; 
  •  satisfactory academic standing at the last institution attended; 
  •  acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); and 
  •  acceptance into a departmental program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12541 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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