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  Geology - Master of Science (MS)


University of Colorado Boulder    College of Arts and Sciences

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Geology (18)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Master of Science (MS) in Geology at the esteemed Geological Sciences department. Delve into a research-oriented curriculum, custom-designed to align with your research interests, under the mentorship of over 35 distinguished faculty members. Choose between a thesis (Plan I) or non-thesis (Plan II) option, with a minimum of 30 credit hours required for completion. The department's stellar reputation spans over a century, with a doctoral program ranked in the top 10% nationally. Benefit from cutting-edge interdisciplinary research opportunities in diverse fields such as geochemistry, paleobiology, and natural hazards. Admission is holistic, focusing on your undergraduate background, personal statement, and research aspirations, without the need for GRE scores. Upon acceptance, you will be assigned a dedicated primary advisor and advisory committee to guide you through your academic odyssey. Join a community of scholars dedicated to pushing the boundaries of geological sciences and shaping the future of our planet.

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Geological Sciences is a research-oriented department affiliated with a number of research institutes and research centers, including the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), the Museum of Natural History, the Center for Astrobiology, and the Energy and Minerals Applied Research Center (EMARC). Related areas of study are geography, astrophysical and planetary sciences, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, chemistry, physics, geophysics, microbiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Degree programs for incoming graduate students are individually designed according to research efforts of the faculty. It is highly recommended that students locate a faculty member whose research interests most closely match their own.

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Students applying for admission are evaluated holistically, including their undergraduate preparation, personal statement, research interests, and letters of recommendation. The Graduate Record Examination is not required. Each student acquires a primary advisor and an advisory committee that provides guidance throughout the degree program.

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