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Hydrogeology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) , SC,
This interdisciplinary program provides students an opportunity to investigate a wide range of problems based in geology, with a particular focus on groundwater geology and subsurface remediation.

About

The curriculum is structured to impart a strong background in field experimentation complemented by laboratory studies and computer modeling. Students may pursue a variety of research projects in hydrogeology and related areas such as environmental geochemistry, geophysics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geostatistics, environmental remediation, and groundwater contaminant flow and transport modeling. Students completing the MS Hydrogeology receive both a practical skill set and fundamental knowledge base that make them highly competitive for careers in industry and government while also preparing them as outstanding candidates for continuing studies in a PhD program.

Students are required to complete 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of research credit.

Of these course credits, one must be a modeling course (GEOL 8080 recommended), a field course (GEOL 8750 recommended), and a minimum of three other 8000-level geology courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Field Geophysical Techniques
  • Geostatistics
  • Advanced Stratigraphy
  • Aquifer Characterization
  • Subsurface Remediation Modeling
  • Analytical Methods for Hydrogeology
  • Rock Physics
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Environmental Sedimentology
  • Aquifer Systems
  • Hydrogeology of Fractured Aquifers 

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 12 months
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    • Minimum required score:

                      7

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      100

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      600

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                    General Requirements

                    • Online Application
                    • Official GRE scores
                    • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores for International Students
                    • Unofficial Transcripts Official Transcripts required upon acceptance. Do not send official transcripts until you have received your letter of acceptance.
                    • Letters of Recommendation

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      20958 USD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 10479 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
                    • National

                      20958 USD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 10479 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
                    • In-State

                      10568 USD/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 5284 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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                    Living costs for Clemson

                    • 1104 - 1930 USD/month
                      Living Costs

                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                    Funding

                    The Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the Program.

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