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M.Sc. On Campus

Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
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24738 USD/year
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11870 USD/year
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About

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers education and research opportunities in the dynamic processes that modify our environment, including those influenced by human activity, and that shape the earth and other planetary bodies. 

Overview

The Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago is based in an earth and environmental science curriculum. Applicants with interdisciplinary natural science backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

Our students receive broad training in interdisciplinary earth science and, with faculty, conduct research that involves field work around the globe, laboratory investigations on campus and at national facilities, and computational modeling and simulations of big data. We offer three degree programs: Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). A minor in Earth and Environmental Sciences is also available to undergraduate students. As a department, we prioritize supporting diverse identities, creating inclusive environments, and ensuring education and research opportunities are equitable. We invite you to explore our programs and consider the opportunities they provide for future careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Field Experience in Earth Sciences
  • Geochemistry
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field - Earth science, environmental science, other natural or physical sciences, or engineering (also applies to those applicants having an MS degree).Students from other areas are also encouraged to apply if their backgrounds indicate a reasonable chance for success in the program.
  • Prerequisites - Highly qualified students lacking in one or more of the prerequisites may be considered for admission under “limited standing” with specific additional prescribed courses.
Prerequisites for all applicants are listed below:
  • Baccalaureate degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences, related science or engineering field, or other (in special cases)
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics ; alternatively, Physics and Biology
  • Calculus
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required; preferably from professors familiar with the applicant’s academic work.
  • Personal Statement Required.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      24738 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • In-State

      11870 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5935 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Chicago

    1297 - 2491 USD /month
    Living costs

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