12 months
18548 USD/year
18548 USD/year
4720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Geoscience. 


The primary goal of the program is the development of professionals capable of conducting research and applied work in the geosciences through the broad study of modern and ancient Earth and ocean processes as well as human-environment interactions.

Key Features 

  • The Geoscience program at University of North Carolina Wilmington includes thesis and portfolio options, both of which provide a foundation for advanced study or employment in the geological, geospatial technology, oceanographic and environmental fields, as well as the mineral and energy industries and government agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Geoscience
  • Technical Communication in Geoscience
  • Advanced Field Methods
  • Directed Independent Study
  • Topics in Geoscience
  • Research Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application for graduate admission; including a research essay (required) and a teaching assistantship essay (optional-only necessary if you are interested in a teaching assistantship position in the department).
  • Official transcripts of all previous college work (including undergraduate and graduate, where applicable).
  • Three letters of recommendation by individuals in professionally relevant fields and who are familiar with the candidate and can speak to their abilities and interest.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18548 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4720 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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