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Geological Sciences

Binghamton University

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
24755 USD/year
24755 USD/year
13195 USD/year
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About

The graduate program in the Department of Geological Sciences offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs in geological sciences. Students are trained to conduct research that leads to publishable work, advancing knowledge in one of the following subdisciplines: environmental geosciences, sedimentology and surficial processes, and geochemistry and petrology. 

Overview

As research activities are often diverse and interdisciplinary, students are encouraged to tailor their study to their individual interests with the help of faculty members.

The small size of the department allows students to develop strong relationships with the faculty, and the curriculum is heavily research-based, reflecting industry standards. The program also emphasizes Earth surfaces processes and sedimentology, which is unique in the SUNY system. Funding is available to both MS and PhD students in the form of scholarships and stipends through teaching and research assistantships.

The program also regularly hosts field excursions and seminars held by noted geologists. Recent field trips include Florida, Wyoming, Canada, Chile, East Africa and Mexico.

While some remain in academia as researchers or faculty, most program alumni find work in industry as geologists in federal programs such as NASA, the Sandia National Laboratories and the U.S. Geological Survey. Students have also received positions in private energy, environment and mining companies such as Conoco-Phillips and SECOR International. Graduates work in locations all over the globe, including England, Pakistan, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Hydrology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Structural Geology
  • Paleobiology
  • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Petrology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants must submit:
  • Online application
  • Transcript(s)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores, unless otherwise specified by program
  • Any program-specific application materials, such as writing or work samples, licenses or certifications, and test scores
International students must also submit:
  • International Student Financial Statement (ISFS) form
  • Supporting financial documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency (including TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic scores)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24755 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24755 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24755 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13195 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13195 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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