The Earth and Environmental Sciences program of Wesleyan University is designed to prepare students for graduate school, as well as provide a basis for a variety of careers in the private or public sectors. Courses in geology, environmental science/environmental chemistry, environmental science/ecology, and planetary geology lead to different areas of specialization and career options.
Many E&ES students work with faculty on research projects that range from climate studies to active volcanoes in the Andes, from the structure of the Grand Canyon to the structure of the planet Venus, from nearby coastal areas (Long Island Sound) to faraway lagoons (Vieques Island, Puerto Rico). The culmination of the major is a capstone course where students perform independent research in the field (Puerto Rico, Death Valley, the Connecticut River Valley, or Hawaii).
Conducting original research is an important component of graduate studies. Upon arrival, students are expected to discuss their research interests with the E&ES faculty. Students should identify a project and advisor in the course of their first semester so that they can start their research as soon as possible. Students must realize that they will spend much of their time on the chosen research project, so they should ensure that the topic indeed represents their interests.
- Graduate Pedagogy
- Meteorites Laboratory
- Planetary Science Seminar
- Research Discussion in Earth & Environmental Sciences
- Geographic Information Science
- Isotope Geochemistry
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Environmental Management Environmental Sciences View 189 other Masters in Earth Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Transcripts of Previous Study. Prospective candidates who hold baccalaureate or advanced degrees from colleges other than Wesleyan must submit official transcripts.
- Foreign Languages. Specific language preparation is usually required as either part of the application or as part of the program of study. Departmental statements regarding mastery of a second language may be found on the department’s website.
- Notification of Acceptance. Students will be notified via the online admission portal of preliminary acceptance into the graduate program. Final acceptance is subject to the student’s satisfactory completion of work for the baccalaureate degree and meeting the health requirements as set by the state of Connecticut.
- International Students. Students whose first language is not English will be expected to demonstrate a proficiency in English sufficient to undertake graduate study. This includes the ability to read, write, and speak the language.
International3120 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3120 USD per module during 12 months.
National3120 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3120 USD per module during 12 months.
Living costs for Middletown
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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