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Geological Sciences

University of California, Riverside

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
17696 USD/year
17696 USD/year
7628 USD/year
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About

Graduate education in the Geological Sciences at the University of California, Riverside emphasizes general geology combined with a number of specialties. 

Overview

The department prides itself on being collaborative and offers an interdisciplinary approach to a range of research specialties.

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences offers the M.S. and Ph.D. in Geological Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. 

Graduate education in the Geological Sciences is available in a range of fields such as paleoenvironmental change, modern climate change, evolutionary paleobiology, invertebrate paleontology, active tectonics, earthquake processes and geophysics, biogeochemical cycling, deep crustal and mantle processes, organic geochemistry, mineral deposits, numerical stratigraphy, fire ecology, astrobiology, exoplanets and planetary science.

Grad Research Opportunities

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences offers a variety of research opportunities for graduate students in:

  • Global Climate and Environmental Change
  • Earthquake Physics
  • Paleontology, Paleobiology, Paleoecology
  • Tectonic Geomorphology
  • Sedimentary Geochemistry and Organic Geochemistry
  • Neotectonics and Structural Geology
  • Petrology, Geochemistry, Geothermics
  • Stratigraphy
  • Biogeography, Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Astrobiology
  • Exoplanets and Planetary Science

Programme Structure

  • Graduate education in the Geological Sciences is available in a range of fields such as paleoenvironmental change, modern climate change, evolutionary paleobiology, invertebrate paleontology, active tectonics;
  • Earthquake processes and geophysics, biogeochemical cycling, deep crustal and mantle processes, organic geochemistry, mineral deposits, numerical stratigraphy, fire ecology, astrobiology, exoplanets and planetary science.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 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.
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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.
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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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution. The degree must represent the completion of a program equivalent in subject matter and scholarship to that offered by the University of California.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or B-equivalent (if GPA is not on a 4.0 scale). We recommend that you check with the graduate program as they may have a higher standard for their GPA requirements. If your GPA is below this, follow up with the graduate program you are interested. Applications are reviewed in their entirety and the program can look at your other components and advise you on potential admission.
  • All applications are initially reviewed by the graduate program before a recommendation is submitted to the Graduate Division for final approval. Please visit your the graduate program's website you are interested in for any program specific requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8848 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8848 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    7628 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3814 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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