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Earth Sciences, M.A.

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UNC enables you to customize the Master of Arts in Earth Sciences to fit your academic and professional goals. You’ll gain high-level skills and expertise across multiple disciplines, enabling you to advance your career in education, earth and atmospheric sciences, energy, resource management and many other fields.

About

Situated at the intersection of mountains and plains, UNC provides you with extraordinary opportunities to conduct field research. You’ll also work with outstanding faculty who can help you customize a master’s program that builds on your strengths and fits your objectives. With our broad selection of graduate courses, diverse faculty, and wide variety of research specializations, UNC offers you the flexibility to find the perfect niche in the earth sciences.

UNC’s Earth Sciences M.A. program strongly supports career advancement in STEM education, energy development, natural resource management, environmental regulation, hydrology and many other fields. The program offers particularly good preparation for K-12 teachers and community college instructors. National policymakers have placed high priority on improving STEM education, creating strong demand for highly qualified STEM teachers. You can also pursue opportunities in Colorado’s energy sector, which has strong activity both in fossil-based and renewable energy sources.

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Earth Science Research
  • Groundwater Geology
  • Ore Geology
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Oceanography
  • Geomorphology
  • Astronomy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    146

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    140

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

Applicants must apply to the University of Northern Colorado Graduate School before the program area reviews the applicant’s request for admission. To apply, submit the following materials in a single packet along with the application fee. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application.

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
    • International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Completed Online Application
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • One official copy of transcripts from all accredited college or university attended since completing high school. UNC Alumni need not submit transcripts.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1042 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1042 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National Applies to you

    490 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 490 USD per credit and a duration of  .
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 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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