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M.Sc. On Campus

Geoscience

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

12 months
Duration
21247 USD/year
21247 USD/year
6197 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science degree in Geoscience offered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is designed to prepare students for a broad range of challenging careers in government service, private consulting, and industry.

Overview

The Geoscience thesis-based degree program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, also serves as a stepping-stone for those students who wish to pursue further graduate studies at the Doctoral level. Working closely with their advisor, students focus on original research in one of several areas of specialization, including: petrology, volcanology, economic geology, structural geology, sedimentology, geochemistry, hydrology, soil science, climate change, petroleum geology, and paleontology. Students are expected to develop original research suitable for submission to a refereed scientific journal. Students are expected to have strong content knowledge in their area of emphasis, which is tested during the culminating defense of their thesis research.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for scientific inquiry/scientific method.
  • Demonstrate the ability to define a research problem by identifying questions and formulating tests of hypotheses.
  • Demonstrate the ability to search existing scientific literature for work relevant to a specific problem.
  • Demonstrate the ability to execute problem-specific skills at an advanced level.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and carry out a substantial independent research project through to completion.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully present the results of a scientific inquiry in both oral and written formats.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Intro to Sedimentary Processes and Sedimentary Rocks
  • Terrigenous Clastic Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
  • Biogenic, Chemical and Volcanogenic Sediments and Rocks
  • Sediments: From Source to Destination
  • Environments and Facies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
65
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
65
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in geology or an appropriate but closely-related equivalent. 
  • In order to be admitted without contingencies the student must have completed an introductory geology class and six of the following eight classes (or their equivalents): mineralogy, geochemistry, geomorphology, structural geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, paleontology, field geology, and sedimentology/stratigraphy.
  • Transcripts  All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21247 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21247 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21247 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21247 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6197 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6197 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Paradise

1088 - 1680 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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