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Earth Sciences

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
13328 USD/year
13328 USD/year
3252 USD/year
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About

The Earth Sciences program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers opportunities for study and research in the areas of geology, hydrology,  atmospheric science, environmental science, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis.

Overview

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences offers Earth Sciences graduate students the opportunity to pursue both applied and academic research through access to extensive field, laboratory, and computing facilities.

Areas of Research

The Earth Sciences faculty offer courses and are active in research areas that include surface and groundwater hydrology, vadose zone processes, geochemistry, marine geology and volcanology, biogeochemistry, mineralogy, structural geology, applied geophysics, remote sensing, soil science, Quaternary geology, surficial processes, fluvial processes, depositional environments, biodiversity, landscape ecology, urban ecology, sustainability, forestry, clastic and carbonate sedimentology, basin analysis, stratigraphy, coastal geology, paleoecology, macro- and micropaleontology, environmental geology, applied climatology, global fire modeling, biogeophysical modeling, climate model evaluation, terrestrial carbon cycle, aerosol physics and chemistry, air quality, renewable energies, numerical weather prediction, severe weather, tropical meteorology, and environmental epidemiology.

Program Objectives

The Earth Sciences program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is designed to address a range of student needs and to be completed in two years of full-time study. Graduates of the program will employ their expertise in a wide variety of activities and will be prepared for careers such as environmental consultants, geologists in the energy and mining industries, regulators and applied practitioners in governmental agencies, and earth science teachers in secondary schools. The M.S. in Earth Sciences also prepares students for admission to traditional Geology, Atmospheric, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Ph.D. programs, as well as interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs such as Infrastructure and Environmental Systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth Sciences Graduate Seminar
  • Earth Sciences Research
  • Earth Sciences Elective
  • Geography Elective
  • Geology Elective

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

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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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

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.
83
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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Department expects an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Three letters of reference are required.
  • Applicants must write a personal essay which directly addresses reasons for the desire to conduct graduate work in Earth Sciences as well as the desire to participate in the M.S. program at UNC Charlotte.
  • Scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  • Transcripts of College Coursework.
  • Additional Requirements for International Applicants: Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam: International applicants whose native language is not English must earn a total score of at least 83 (Internet-based) or 557 (paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language Exam. This requirement does not apply to U.S. citizens or native English speakers.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    3252 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1626 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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