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The Master of Geoscience (MGS) program is offered in two modalities. One is delivered in-person on campus and the other is delivered via asynchronous distance education technology.

Master of Geoscience Program Requirements

Choose Your Modality

Distance Education

The distance education modality is especially appropriate for professionals in geoscience or related fields seeking advanced training. Structured degree programs are defined in three areas:

  1. Geographic Information Science and Technology: Oriented toward geospatial needs of the oil and gas industry. This area is housed in the Department of Geography.
  2. Petroleum Data Management: Oriented toward data and database needs of the energy industry. This area is housed in the Department of Geography.
  3. Ocean Data Science: Oriented toward data science needs in ocean-related industries and agencies. This area is housed in the Department of Oceanography.

On-Campus Delivery

The on-campus modality offers opportunities to study a wide range of environmental, energy and geoscience topics. The program is not intended as a teacher-certification curriculum.

Students admitted to this program are housed in a primary department but may receive advising from across the college. All documents submitted to the Graduate and Professional School must be signed by the student’s department head in their designated home department.