12 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Geology students from Kansas State University usually select a faculty advisor and develop research and course plans during their first term and begin the research project during their second term.


The minimum requirements for the M.S. degree in Geology from Kansas State University are 30 semester hours of graduate courses under one of the following options:

Option A: thesis option

This option, required of all students entering the graduate program as teaching or research assistants, requires the satisfactory completion of a master’s thesis. Six credit hours of GEOL 899 Master’s Thesis Research may be included in the 30-hour requirement.

Option B: report option

This option is available to those students who have limited time for completion of a degree and are not contributing to the department’s teaching or research efforts. Students choosing this option might include foreign students fully supported by their governments, or military personnel supported by the U. S. government, planning intense courses of study to complete the M.S. degree in the shortest possible time. Other students might include professional educators at the public school or community college level, or professional geologists with full-time employment, planning part-time studies to complete the M.S. degree over a period of years.

Under the report option, students will not complete a thesis but will be required to satisfactorily complete a substantive report, representing a scholarly effort in the research or practice of geology. Two credit hours of GEOL 898 Master’s Report Research may be included in the 30-hour requirement.

Programme Structure

  • Research leading to the M.S. thesis is the most important part of graduate study in geology at Kansas State University. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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