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.
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.
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- Earth Sciences Graduate Seminar
- Earth Sciences Research
- Earth Sciences Elective
- Geography Elective
- Geology Elective
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences View 116 other Masters in Earth Sciences in United States
- 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.
International13328 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National13328 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6664 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
In-State3252 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1626 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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