Natural Sciences - Geosciences, M.Sc. | Columbus State University | Columbus, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Natural Sciences - Geosciences

12 months
9804 USD/year
9804 USD/year
2520 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Natural Sciences - Geosciences program from Columbus State University develops a broad based scientific background in one of four tracks: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geosciences. The program also develops the research skills necessary to design and conduct original research.  


The opportunity to take graduate courses in a specific track or combine graduate courses from each of the tracks allows the student to design a graduate course of study to suit his or her own specific interests and goals. 

The two-year curriculum allows students to focus on required courses and complete research in a timely manner. Graduate assistantship employment opportunities provide tuition and competitive stipends.  

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences from Columbus State University offers a Master's degree in Natural Sciences - Geosciences.  Students accepted to the MNSgeo program complete 36 hours of coursework culminating in a written thesis, with 12 of the 36 course hours devoted to thesis research.  

Students in the MNSgeo program work with ESS faculty to develop a thesis research project as a requirement for graduation. ESS faculty are involved in a wide variety of research areas encompassing paleontology and paleoenvironments, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structural geology and tectonics, and interactions between the physical and human worlds.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key concepts, principles, theories, and methods with in the core discipline of the Natural Sciences: biology, chemistry, environmental science, and geosciences.
  • Employ critical and analytical thinking in application of the scientific method, including formulating and testing hypotheses, designing experiments, analyzing data, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions.
  • Report orally and in writing research results and conclusions according to accepted standards of the chosen area of core study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Issues
  • The Geology of Georgia
  • Water Resources Management 
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Land and Use and Waste Management  
  • Geochemistry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, demonstrated excellent preparation in the Biological, Chemical, Environmental and/or Geological Sciences or permission of the program director.
  • Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum combined score of 290 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam. The GRE must have been taken in the last five years.
  • A one page statement of experience and interests.
  • Two letters of reference. References should come from persons familiar with the applicant's academic or professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4902 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    9804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4902 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    2520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1260 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbus

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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