M.Sc. On Campus

Earth and Planetary Sciences

The University of New Mexico

12 months
1027 USD/credit
1027 USD/credit
329 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at The University of New Mexico prides itself in its ability to provide a solid foundation in both field- and laboratory-based geosciences.



The Earth and Planetary Sciences degree at The University of New Mexico is on training well-rounded students in the laboratory, classroom, and field. Financial support is available in the form of Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and Fellowships. All awards are made on a competitive basis. Our web site ( contains information about our department including faculty, research programs, ongoing research, and laboratory facilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structural Geology
  • Supportive Science/Mathematics
  • Fine Arts
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Humanities
  • General Physics
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent in another country.
  • Generally, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) or its equivalent in their last two undergraduate years and in their major field.
  • Must indicate all academic institutions they have previously attended on their applications.
  • In most departments, the minimum undergraduate prerequisite is 12 semester hours of upper division course work (300-level courses or higher) in the major field to which the student is applying, or in cognate areas.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1027 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    1027 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1027 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    329 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 329 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Albuquerque

870 - 1360 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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