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Geology and Environmental Science

University of Pittsburgh

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
39898 USD/year
39898 USD/year
23530 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. 

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

  • Each M.S. candidate must prepare a thesis demonstrating successful completion of the research project as well as competency in the methods and techniques of scientific investigation in the field of her/his area of specialization. 
  • The thesis must be clearly, logically, and carefully written. The thesis should contain an introductory statement, including appropriate justification of the research, a description of methods and observations of the investigation, evaluation of the significance and meaning of the results, and a final summary. 
  • The Major Advisor must approve the content, format, and grammar prior to submission of the thesis to the Thesis Committee. The Major Advisor should also ensure that the thesis is in acceptable form before requesting review by the Thesis Committee members. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 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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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

  • 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

  • International

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    39898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    23530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23530 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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