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About

Whether you’re an experienced geoscientist or are preparing to enter the field, University of Pennsylvania’s rigorous Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) is a highly practical program that helps you build on your experience and prepare for your next professional move. 

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Overview

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.

Accreditation

The University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The University of Pennsylvania is authorized to operate by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

The University of Pennsylvania is an approved institutional participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Programme Structure

Subject areas include: 

  • Geochemistry
  • Engineering Geology
  • Ground Water Hydrology
  • Geocomputations
  • Geomechanics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall: Priority application deadline - December 15

Language

English

Credits

12 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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.
100
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).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23672 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    47344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23672 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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