24 months
1812 USD/credit 27180 USD/year
1812 USD/credit 27180 USD/year
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The M.S. in Science program from Boston College includes coursework and a research-based thesis. The curriculum is flexible, and a program that is consistent with the student’s background, and professional and research objectives, is developed by the student and his or her faculty advisory committee. 


The Science program from Boston College stresses a strong background in the earth sciences, as well as the ability to carry out research. Students lacking a science background may be required to complete certain subjects at the undergraduate level before or during their graduate program.

Students are encouraged to obtain broad backgrounds by taking courses in geology, geophysics, and environmental geosciences along with the other sciences and mathematics. Multidisciplinary preparation is particularly useful for students seeking future employment in industry.


The program prepares students for successful careers as geoscientists in the environmental consulting and engineering industries, natural resource exploration, government service, or for continued studies toward a Ph.D.

A particularly beneficial aspect of the M.S. program is the opportunity for students to integrate studies in geology, geophysics, and environmental subjects.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • River Restoration and Management
  • Alternative Energy. Why Aren't We There Yet?
  • Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
  • Environmental Oceanography
  • Watershed Geomorphology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Environmental Isotope Geochemistry
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Watershed Science
  • Aqueous Geochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE General Test (optional)
  • TOEFL/IELTS for international applicants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1812 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    27180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1812 USD per credit during 24 months.


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