Earth Sciences: Geology (M.S.)

https://ceps.unh.edu/earth-sciences/geology-ms

This option is for students seeking a broad background in geology and also for those wishing to study one area in depth. These goals are accomplished through a set of common requirements, core courses and electives for a total of at least 30 credits (34 for non-thesis option). Most students who enter this program have undergraduate degrees in geology or earth sciences. Those with other majors may have to make-up selected undergraduate courses.

Students in the thesis option must satisfactorily complete at least 30 credits, which include the credits accumulated in the core curriculum. Students in this option must complete a master's thesis (6 credits) and give an oral presentation of the results.

Students in the non-­thesis option must satisfactorily complete at least 34 credits, which includes the core curriculum, a 2­-credit directed research project (ESCI 898 Directed Research), and a written and oral presentation of that research.

Geology

The core curriculum for the option in geology normally includes:

Select at least three of the following courses:11-12
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Geodynamics
Geophysics
Earthquakes and Faulting
Geochemistry
Isotope Geochemistry
Sedimentology
Geotectonics
Geological Oceanography
Glacial Geology
Volcanology
Required Courses:
ESCI 997Seminar in Earth Sciences (first year)1
ESCI 998Proposal Development (first year)1
Select Master's Thesis or Directed Research:
ESCI 899Master's Thesis6
ESCI 898Directed Research2