M.Sc. On Campus


Washington State University

12 months
27113 USD/year
13533 USD/year
6308 USD/year
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Washington State University's M.S. degree program in Geology focuses on fundamental questions in Earth Sciences ranging from how the Earth formed, how it has evolved through time, and how it operates and is changing today.

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Key facts

Geology at Washington State University studies regions of the Earth from its deep interior to its highest mountains, they study Earth materials from the building blocks of the planets to the magmas that erupt from volcanoes to the sands on the seashores, and they study the Earth and its hydro-geochemical cycles on timescales from its very beginnings to the present day.

Programme Structure

All graduates will be able to:

  • To prepare students for professional careers:
    • Attain knowledge and expertise in core disciplinary areas.
    • Think critically and develop creative solutions to scientific problems.
    • Effectively communicate the results of their research.
    • Become visible members of the scientific community taking organizational and service roles.
  • To enable students to become effective researchers and teachers:
    • Recognize important scientific problems and contribute to solving them.
    • Master the field, laboratory, data analysis and theoretical skills necessary to perform the research. 
    • Become effective teachers in field, laboratory and lecture-room settings.
  • To provide scientific leadership and expertise at the local, state and national levels:
    • Attract and retain world-class faculty in appropriate disciplinary areas.
    • Assist students to engage in outreach activities.
    • Prepare students to successfully compete for jobs in industry, academia, and government.
  • Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

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    Priority deadline:

    • Fall January 10
    • Spring July 1


    TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
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    English requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually, this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12.
    • A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required. 

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      27113 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 27113 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      13533 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 13533 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      6308 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6308 USD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Pullman

    904 - 1507 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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