M.Sc. On Campus

Earth and Environmental Sciences

California State University San Bernardino

12 months
14726 USD/year
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 The Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences (MSEES) program is hosted jointly by California State University San Bernardino’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Geological Sciences. The MSEES program has two degree options: The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) option and the Geology option.


The PSM option is an applied multidisciplinary program. In addition to courses in chemistry and geology, there are required courses in public ad­ministration, health sciences, geography, and either economics or informa­tion science. Electives are available in these departments as well as biology and management. 

Students in the Earth and Environmental Sciences program at California State University San Bernardino are admitted from numerous backgrounds, but generally with bachelor’s degrees in some scientific field such as chemistry, biology, or environmental science. The PSM degree is meant to combine non-science “professional” courses with science courses and is considered a terminal, non-thesis degree. In lieu of a thesis, a combination of an internship and project is required for graduation.

The Geology option is a more traditional thesis program catered to students planning a career in geology. Required courses are centered in geology with a few in chemistry. A thesis project with a geology faculty member is required for graduation. These projects are geologically-based.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Geological Mapping
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Low-temperature Geochemistry
  • Graduate Independent Study
  • Advanced Internship
  • Hazardous Material Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • $70 Application fee
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • GRE score

Tuition Fee

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    14726 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14726 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Bernardino

1000 - 1795 USD /month
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