Geology, M.Sc. | Northern Arizona University | Flagstaff, United States
12 months
26994 USD/year
26994 USD/year
11004 USD/year
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Do you love the outdoors? Are you interested in nature? Do you enjoy travel? Are you looking to gain skills that will make you competitive in the job market? If so, then consider pursuing the Geology program of the Northern Arizona University.


The Geology program of the Northern Arizona University is an advanced degree is especially useful in state survey work and for advancement in industry and government. If you're passionate about the improvement of natural resources, the environment, and pollution control, we offer the tools to help you find a job while pursuing your passion.

The program is located in a region that offers amazing opportunities for geologic studies. Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, the university lies in the unparalleled setting of the southern Colorado Plateau near the San Francisco Peaks, Grand Canyon, and red rocks of Sedona. Research problems abound involving sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks, surficial deposits, and water resources. Active and funded research programs also address problems outside Arizona, including studies in Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and Turkey.


Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Geologist (exploration, petroleum)
  • Geochemist
  • Geophysicist
  • Hydrologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Natural resource manager
  • Educator

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Petrologic Phase Equilibria
  • Volcanology
  • Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Sedimentary Petrology
  • Advanced Structural Geology
  • Applied Geophysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
  • Transcripts.
  • English language proficiency scores.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement or essay
  • Prerequisites (completed prior to enrolling in the program): Physical Geology; Historical Geology; Mineralogy; Petrology; Stratigraphy and Sedimentation; Structural Geology; Field Camp; Calculus I; Calculus II; Physics I; Physics II; Chemistry I; Chemistry II
  • List of courses taken in the field

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26994 USD/year
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  • National

    26994 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26994 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11004 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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