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Geology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

Students intending to enter the industrial workforce are encouraged to maintain a broad perspective with an emphasis in an area of geology that has a demonstrated record of past employment, such as petroleum geology or environmental geology. The greatest strength of the program in geology at the University of Arkansas is instruction in practical geologic interpretation, with emphasis on field relationships. This instructional strength includes all levels of teaching and supports an active research program that serves to strengthen the research and communication skills of the students through writing assignments, oral presentations, and participation in professional societies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geomorphology
  • Principles of Geochemistry
  • Environmental Isotope Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Stratigraphic Principles and Practice
  • Sedimentary Petrology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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).

General Requirements

Applicants must be admitted to the Graduate School and meet the following requirements:

  •  satisfactory undergraduate preparation in geography, 
  •  three letters from persons competent to judge the applicant’s potential for graduate studies, 
  •  satisfactory GRE scores, and 
  •  a completed departmental application.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1138 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1138 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    421 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 421 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fayetteville

  • 930 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

There are a limited number of graduate assistantships for which you may be able to apply. Graduate Assistantships (GA's) are awarded by a department - the student works up to 20 hours per week for the department (in teaching positions, research, or other areas) in exchange for payment of tuition plus a living stipend paid directly to the student. Some assistantships are sufficient to cover all costs of attendance, and some cover only partial costs. 

Each department administers its own assistantships, and they vary widely in availability and amount of funding, depending on each department's budget, teaching/research needs, pool of qualified applicants, etc. 

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