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The Masters of Science and Doctoral programs in Geology and Geophysics are focused primarily on learning advanced methodologies and critical thinking by conducting focused research, supplemented by specialized elective course work in numerous topical areas. Degree programs are centered around one of 3 disciplinary cores that foster research reflecting the inter-disciplinary nature of the GG department and SOEST in general (geophysics and tectonics, marine and environmental geology, and volcanology/geochemistry/petrology). In addition, GG degrees focusing on planetary science and mineral physics are pursued with advisors in HIGP.
The Professional Master's in Geoscience (MGeo) provides post-baccalaureate training and practical experience in applied geoscience. MGeo students are prepared to pursue a career in a variety of fields including geological and environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, hydrology, natural hazard mitigation, climate change adaption, natural resource exploration, renewable energy development, and more.
Students have access to a wide array of field sites, and world-class laboratory, computing, and ship-based research facilities.
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