Applied Environmental Geoscience

The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
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The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department offers programs of courses and research leading to the Master of Science in Applied Environmental Geoscience at The City University of New York. 


Applied Environmental Geoscience Coursework and research opportunities at The City University of New York are available to specialize in atmospheric sciences, global climate change, chemical oceanography and paleoceanography, environmental geology and geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, soil biogeochemistry and physiology, shallow subsurface and marine geophysics, groundwater and surface water hydrology, urban ecology and limnology, geomicrobiology, geomorphology and quaternary studies, sedimentation, sedimentary petrology, paleontology, experimental mineralogy and petrology, igneous and metamorphic petrology. 

Learning outcomes

Faculty are involved in field activities from areas around New York City, to the northern Appalachians of New England, and continental U.S., to numerous localities around the world, e.g., the Southern Ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Caribbean, South America, South and East Asia, and Europe. Faculty members participate fully in the CUNY Graduate Center PhD program in earth and environmental sciences. Cooperative research projects exist with the American Museum of Natural History and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. 

Programme Structure

  • Exciting projects are being performed by students and faculty, including arsenic contamination in the drinking water supply, environmental health and safety, cancer and genetic epidemiology, environmental geochemistry, study of sewage effluent contamination and its effects on hypoxia and the benthic foodweb in Long Island Sound
  • Salinity intrusion and microbial contamination in the NY–NJ Harbor Estuary, paleoclimatological history of the Hudson River, global climate change (including hurricane patterns of the past and the future)
  • Tectonic history of Westchester County and the State of Maine, radiometric ages of ancient rocks and radionuclide tracing of oceanic carbon cycling, plant-atmosphere CO2 fluxes, microbial ecology of plant litter, and earthquake hazards. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The department requires that all students have taken a course in physical geology and a course in historical geology.
  • Differential and integral college calculus, two semesters of college physics, and two semesters of college chemistry. College biology may be substituted for one semester of physics if appropriate.
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE), verbal and quantitative, with official scores submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions and the department.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • Local students: $5,545 / semester


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Applied Environmental Geoscience
The City University of New York