Geology and Environmental Science, M.Sc. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
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Geology and Environmental Science

24 months
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42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
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About

Students admitted to the graduate program in Geology and Environmental Science from the University of Pittsburgh take a suite of six courses in their first two years in residence. 

Overview

The “preliminary examination” in the Department of Geology & Environmental Science is based on the student's record of performance in these courses. Students will be considered to pass the preliminary exam when they have achieved a grade of “B” or better in each of the courses. 

Career Prospects

We offer a master degree in Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh. The student must take GEOL 2001 and GEOL 2468, in addition to three “core” courses from the list below, which are relevant to their research. In addition, students should take at least one course from a subfield markedly outside their research area. This course must be approved by the graduate committee.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Research and Thesis MS Degree
  • Scientific Communication
  • Advanced Petrology
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Geobiochemical Landscapes
  • Plate Tectonics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application form. 
  • Personal Statement: A brief statement of purpose (typically 1-2 pages) that addresses your specific interests and professional goals in Geology & Environmental Science.
  • Required Writing Sample:  5-10 pages of your own writing, not from a group effort.
  • Official transcripts for all college-level institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate study). 
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Funding

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