Advance your career with a master's degree in the geosciences
An advanced degree in geology or hydrology prepares you to take on a range of pressing environmental problems in a field where you can make a real, measurable difference. Master approaches to mitigating soil and water contamination, solving waste disposal challenges, and responding to human-induced natural disasters such as landslides and floods. With a faculty of leading academic researchers and experienced government and industry experts, we know what you need to move forward in your career, and we’ve designed a practical graduate program for your success.
Prepare for a career in the geosciences
Graduates of the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program at the University of Pennsylvania become engineering geologists, researchers, and consultants in a wide range of organizations. Some students enter the program as working professionals who wish to accelerate their licensure or expand their skill set to approach pressing environmental issues. Others find their pathway into a career during the program, making the most of the University’s Ivy League resources and industry connections.
The culminating project for the program is the year-long project design exercise or capstone, for which students apply their theoretical and technical expertise to real-world environmental challenges such as soil contamination, stormwater management, and water quality. The project may showcase your professional specialization and interests or be applied directly to your workplace.
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Subject areas include:
- Engineering Geology
- Ground Water Hydrology
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- 24 months
- 36 months
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Fall: Priority application deadline - December 15
DisciplinesGeology View 182 other Masters in Geology in United States
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Application to the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- Undergraduate academic record at an accredited college or university
- Work experience
- Career objectives and reasons for choosing the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program at Penn
- Letters of recommendation
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if applicable
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International47344 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23672 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National47344 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23672 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.