M.Sc. On Campus


University of Louisiana at Lafayette

12 months
2389 USD/credit 71670 USD/year
1630 USD/credit 48900 USD/year
1630 USD/credit 48900 USD/year
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Our master’s degree in Geology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette prepares students for exciting, well-paying, and rewarding careers in areas such as petroleum exploration and environmental geology. 

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We offer a flexible curriculum that can be tailored to each student. All of our courses in the Geology program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette emphasize the interpretation of geologic data and problem solving, which makes our students overwhelmingly successful!

Our consistent success in the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) competition demonstrates that we are the top program in the Gulf Coast region and one of the top programs in the nation in the area of petroleum geology.

Career Opportunities

  • On a national scale, geology jobs are projected to grow by 35% in the next decade.  This is nearly 3 times the expected average growth rate all jobs. In Louisiana alone, there will be between 100,000 and 195,000 jobs created in fields like water management and oil/gas production over the next 20 years.
  • Most of these jobs are high paying. The average starting salary for a petroleum geologist with a MS degree is $103,800/year.

Programme Structure

  • When you earn your geology master’s degree from UL Lafayette, you’ll get to learn in the classroom and in the field. 
  • Because we have such a wide array of available courses within the master’s in geology program, you can choose the courses that truly interest you and fit your career aspirations.

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • have (or soon have) a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from a regionally accredited university. Learn more about how to provide proof of degree.
  • demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) if you are an international applicant. Learn more about who is required to demonstrate English language proficiency.
  • provide additional application materials (including GRE/GMAT) depending on the degree program to which you're applying.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    71670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2389 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    48900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1630 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    48900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1630 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Lafayette

925 - 1320 USD /month
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