Geology, Master of Science
Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30
Program Code: M475
- This degree is Thesis Only.
|Choose one graduate-level course in three of the following six general areas:||9|
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
|Choose three hours of graduate credit science, math or engineering courses (outside of geology and geophysics) as approved by the student’s thesis committee||3|
|GEOL 5980||Research for Master's Thesis||4|
|Choose 14 hours of graduate coursework with advisor approval before enrolling in these courses||14|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Students must take 5 letter-graded courses. This means at least one course in addition to the Core and Science/Math/Engineering requirements must be letter-graded.
At least 14 hours (excluding thesis hours) must be in 5000 or 6000- level courses. Per course prerequisite, GEOL 6970 maximum is 20 credit hours.
- Program effective SU14. Check sheet version 12/2014.
The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.
All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.
Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.
Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.
Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.
To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).
Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.