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Environmental and Geographic Sciences with Applied Concentration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Durham, NC, United States
The mission of the Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences (DEEGS) is to promote intellectual, professional, and personal excellence through the highest quality instruction, research, and service.  


The Master of Science in Environmental and Geographic Sciences program is designed to develop master’s level competence through the applied concentration, with an emphasis on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) of the physical environment, and the sampling of environmental and health-related data; or the general concentration, which is designed to enhance the knowledge of earth science teachers and other professionals who wish to pursue professional opportunities or further graduate work.  Students in the programs currently focus their studies in the fields of seismology, natural hazards, GIS and Remote Sensing applications, environmental health & impacts and remediation technology, among others.  The core courses are designed to provide students with the analytical and methodological skills necessary to understand or derive explanations for individual occurrences, for recurring processes, and for invariable as well as statistical regularities in the earth’s lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods and Techniques of Earth Science 
  • Digital Geographic Information Systems 
  • Applied Geospatial Statistics for the Earth Sciences 
  • Remote Sensing of Natural Resources 
  • Lithospheric Movements 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

  • Applicant's must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a 3.00 in the last sixty (60) credit hours of study at the undergraduate level.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2211 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2211 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2211 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2211 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Durham

  • 990 - 1670 USD/month
    Living Costs

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