12 months
30250 USD/year
30250 USD/year
10780 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students pursuing the MS degree often seek employment in environmental and geotechnical consulting, water resources, energy exploration, or pursue additional graduate study. The Geology programme is offered at the The University of Alabama.


Key facts:

  • The Geology programme is offered at the The University of Alabama.
  • Many of our MS graduates become licensed Professional Geologists. Students are prepared for this wide range of careers through a flexible curriculum in which they work closely with their advisor to conduct theoretical, field, and/or laboratory research for a thesis in their chosen field.

Programme Structure

  • A maximum of 6 semester hours of 400-level course credit may be accepted for a master's degree program.  The department needs to submit the Approval of 400-Level Course Work for Master's Credit through the UA DocuSign system in myBama and is approved by the Graduate School prior to the semester in which the 400-level coursework will be taken.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online application form
  • Application fee payment 
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial admission scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT or MCAT; if required by the department)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Language scores (non-native English speakers)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15125 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    30250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15125 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5390 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Tuscaloosa

850 - 1300 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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