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Master of Science in Geosciences


The master of science in geosciences degree program provides a challenging curriculum that is relevant to today’s career prospects and the opportunity to study with internationally renowned faculty members. Students will benefit from strong research programs, a high-tech infrastructure and a full program of convenient evening academic courses.

The graduate program prepares students for employment in the energy and environmental sectors, geospatial technologies and mining professions in industry, government or academia.

Program Information

School: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Program: Geosciences

Catalog page: MS

MS in Geosciences Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree in geosciences or equivalent, including courses in physics, mathematics and chemistry, is preferred.

Test score required: Yes

A minimum combined GRE score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative portions is advisable.

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.


Gloria Eby
800 W. Campbell Road FO21
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: FA3.102

Possible Careers

Geoscientist, environmental scientist, petroleum geologist, development geologist, engineering geologist, exploration geophysicist, field geologist, geological consultant, geotechnician, laboratory technician, radiation safety officer

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.