Brigham Young University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
442 USD/credit
442 USD/credit
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Pursuit of the Geology programme of Brigham Young University not only helps prepare students for exciting career opportunities in areas of distinct benefit to mankind, but it also allows them to experience the challenges and rewards of modern scientific research.


It is expected that the thesis of Geology programme of Brigham Young University work will culminate in new understanding of a problem of scientific significance and that results will be published in a reputable scientific journal.

Key facts:

  • Demonstrate competency in scientific investigation, writing, and oral presentation.
  • Be employable in geology-related fields or able to further their education in graduate programs.
  • Develop the ability to work independently or in teams on research problems.
  • Become specialized in at least one geological subdiscipline, generally related to the thesis project and graduate course work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Geology Field Studies
  • Borehole Geophysics and Geology
  • Geoscience Data Analysis
  • Mineralogy
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Special Topics in Geology
  • Structural Geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE
  • 3.0 overall GPA in all physical science courses
  • Upload a list of upper division Geology courses you have taken. Applicants should have taken the equivalent of courses in this list:

Geol 351 – Mineralogy

Geol 352 – Petrology

Geol 370 – Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Geol 375 – Structural Geology

Geol 420, 421, 422 – Geology Field Studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 442 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    442 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 442 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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