Geology, M.Sc. | Cal Poly Pomona University | Pomona, United States
12 months
Duration
15208 USD/year
15208 USD/year
8872 USD/year
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About

Our Master's program in Geology at Cal Poly Pomona University prepares graduates for employment in all fields of Geological Science, and teaching at secondary and community college levels.  Emphasis is placed on applied skills demanded by potential employers.  Fundamental to the program is a thorough understanding of basic geologic principles rooted in field and laboratory experiences. 

Overview

The Geology framework provided by the M.S. degree at Cal Poly Pomona University will enable graduates to meet the intellectual challenges of their professional or academic careers and assume leadership roles in their profession. 

Learning outcomes

  • The program is sufficiently flexible to meet student interests in the application of geology to the solution of hydrologic, geophysical, environmental, geoengineering, or resource extraction problems facing our society.  As a polytechnic university we are dedicated to the "Learn by Doing" philosophy and stress practical interactions between students, faculty and industry/government professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Topics in Geosciences
  • Field Investigations 
  • Thesis Proposal 
  • Thesis Research 
  • Master's Degree Thesis 
  • Earth Science Seminar 
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Geology or a closely related discipline (e.g., Geotechnical Engineering, Hydrology, Geophysics, Earth Science, Environmental Science) from an accredited institution, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in Earth science courses, and a 2.5 grade-point-average in related science and mathematics courses;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A one-page personal statement of interest, including research and career aspirations;
  • A minimum of 24 semester units or 36 quarter units of undergraduate Earth Science coursework (see item 1 above) is required to receive unconditional acceptance into the Master’s program.
  • Availability of faculty and resources in the student’s stated area of interest.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15208 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15208 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15208 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8872 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8872 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Pomona

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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Funding

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