12 months
18726 USD/year
18726 USD/year
9668 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science (MS) degree in Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin is the foundation for students pursuing employment in the petroleum industry, environmental and hydrogeological fields, state and federal government agencies, and other related geoscience fields.


The Master of Science (MS) degree at the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin is considered to be the professional degree for a career in the Geosciences.

Some students also use the MS degree as preparation for pursuing a PhD. The MS program is designed to bring the student to a high level of expertise within their chosen area of the geosciences through learning advanced concepts provided by graduate course work and through independent and original research.


Graduates of the JSG MS program are expected to be proficient in a broad range of technical and socially-relevant areas of the Earth sciences and best-prepared among their peers in terms of conducting, presenting, and publishing research. JSG MS students are among the most highly recruited group of young professionals in the energy industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Structural Geology
  • Seismology
  • Construction and Interpretation of 3-D Stratigraphy
  • Advanced Reservoir Characterization: Carbonates
  • Dynamics of Sedimentary Systems
  • Geoclimatology
  • Structural Petrology
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Tectonic Problems
  • Regional Studies in Mineral Resources

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9363 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    18726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9363 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4834 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Austin

1243 - 2304 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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