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Geological Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, CA,
The Department of Geosciences and Environment offers three postgraduate degrees: Master of Arts in Geography,  Master of Science in Geological Sciences (with options in Geology and Environmental Hydrology), and Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (4 options).

About

The Department of Geological Sciences participates in a cooperative program with California State University campuses at Long Beach and Northridge. This cooperative program enables students to apply an unrestricted number of courses from the participating campuses toward the M.S. degree. Students take part on a voluntary basis and are not required to enroll at the Long Beach or Northridge campuses. The cooperative program offers students the advantage of utilizing the faculty and equipment of a larger part of the California State University system.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Geochemistry (3)
  • Hydrogeology (3)
  • Watershed Analysis (3)
  • Water Quality Seminar (3)
  • Groundwater Contamination and Remediation (3)
  • Hydrology I (3)
  • Environmental Mass Transfer (3)
  • Remote Sensing (3)
  • Spatial Analysis and GIS Modeling (3)
  • Forensic and Isotope Geochemistry (3)
  • Coastal Processes and Environments (3)
  • Groundwater Management and Models (3)
  • Hydrologic Modeling (3)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

General Requirements

  • In addition to submitting a University Admissions Application through CSU Mentor applicants must also apply separately to the Department.
  • Completed application, copy of statement submitted to CSU Mentor (career goals and your interest in the program), two recommendation letters, advisor consent form (if the applicant is choosing the thesis route), and unofficial transcripts must be e-mailed to the Graduate Advisor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16248 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    16248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16248 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8178 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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