M.A. On Campus

Earth Sciences

University of Northern Colorado

12 months
1182 USD/credit 35460 USD/year
1182 USD/credit 35460 USD/year
630 USD/credit 18900 USD/year
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Build strong research skills and deepen your expertise in the earth and atmospheric sciences in the Earth Sciences program from University of Northern Colorado.


University of Northern Colorado 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.

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 a wide variety of research specializations, UNC offers you the flexibility to find the perfect niche in the earth sciences.

Your Future in 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

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
146 (verbal)
140 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The $60 non-refundable application fee can be paid using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover card.
  • Official high school transcripts and graduation certificates
  • Graduate applicants are expected to meet a 3.0 GPA equivalent
  • Please provide a clear, high resolution photocopy of the bio-page (photo-page) of your passport
  • All doctoral programs and some master’s, certificate and licensure programs require letters of recommendation.
  • Some graduate programs require supplemental application materials.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1182 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    35460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1182 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 630 USD per credit during 12 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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