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Deepen your understanding of our natural resources with a master’s degree that spans multiple scientific disciplines, giving you the background you’ll need to understand the complexities of the environment.

As a student in our master of arts in environmental geoscience, you’ll attend classes that are small enough for you to get direct attention from our supportive faculty. But we are big enough to provide you with the resources and opportunities you’ll need to experience insightful field studies, work with faculty on their nationally published research, and successful secure employment or career advancement after graduation.

Program Requirements

Our master’s program is interdisciplinary, meaning you’ll take courses in geology, geography, biology, chemistry, and natural resources and environmental management.

Total Credits



The curriculum has four major components:

  • environmental science foundation courses – 15 credits
  • one of two electives in numerical methods – 3 credits
  • a research methods course – 3 credits
  • approved 600-level graduate electives in geology or natural resources and environmental management – 9 credits

For a complete list of all courses you will need to take, consult our Graduate Catalog.

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Paying for Your Education

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A graduate assistantship is an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful professional experience while helping cover the costs of your degree. Learn more.

Ready to Apply?

Are you interested in our master of arts in environmental geoscience? Then it’s time to apply! Please review our admission requirements, dates and deadlines, and instructions. Then complete our online application.


Do you want to learn more about this program? Request information by completing our online form, and someone will get back to you. Or if you’d rather speak with someone directly, call or email our graduate director.

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