Geology, M.Sc. | University of Oklahoma | Norman, United States
24 months
40936 USD/year
35004 USD/year
12050 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science degree program in Geology from the University of Oklahoma is intended primarily for those students who plan careers in the petroleum industry, minerals industry, environmental- and hydrogeologic-related businesses, and with state and federal government agencies.


About the Geology program from the University of Oklahoma

Traditionally, this degree level has been favored for professional-level work. The Master of Science degrees in Geology is comprised of 26 hours of graduate credits and four hours of thesis credit. The goals of the M.S. degree programs are to prepare students for careers in geology or geophysics by: (1) providing a broad background in the earth sciences and related sciences and engineering fields through course work; and (2) encouraging critical thinking and analysis in the solution of geological and geophysics problems through independent thesis research.

Each candidate for the Master of Science degree in Geology is required to complete one course in three of the following core areas: geochemistry, geophysics, igneous/metamorphic petrology, stratigraphy- paleontology, sedimentary petrology/sedimentology, and structural geology. In addition, the student is required to complete one approved course (carrying graduate credit) outside geology in science, mathematics or engineering; approval for this outside course must be given by the student's major professor.

Programme Structure

Core areas are as follows: 

  • Geochemistry 
  • Geophysics 
  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology 
  • Paleontology and Paleobiology 
  • Sedimentary geology 
  • Structural geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Undergraduate and any Graduate Transcripts: the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics requires applications have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

  •  GRE Results (Graduate Record Exam), baseline requirements 31% verbal and 36% quantitative  
  • TOEFL Scores (this requirement is for international students whose first language is not English)      
  • Office of Graduate Admissions: English Proficiency Requirements     
  •  Personal Statement    
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (ideally from professors that know your performance in an academic setting)  
  • Information on academic accomplishments, research experience, presentations, and publications.
  • Resume or CV (include cumulative GPA)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20468 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    35004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17502 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6025 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition per 18 credit hours

Living costs for Norman

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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