The MGeo will provide a Master's degree credential and more importantly, basic training and practical experience in applied geoscience. The MGeo is for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree in natural science, math, or engineering, including working professionals. It can be finished in as little as one year if taken full-time, or 2 years if combined with full-time work. The MGeo is intended to prepare students 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. See the AGI website for more information about geoscience and geoscience careers. The program was designed in collaboration with professionals already working in these fields, and the final project will be with a local company or agency.
Writing Requirement: At least 3 credit hours in either a class that is designated as “writing intensive” (W-focus) or a class that has a significant component of writing, and a final work-related project report.
Culminating Experience: This is a work-related project, receiving GG 750 credits, as a volunteer, intern, or employee of a local company or agency. Students will present their results in (a) a written report or technical paper, and (b) a talk, given either at UH or at the sponsoring organization. Projects are co-advised by a GG faculty member and a representative of the sponsoring organization.
A Bachelor’s degree in natural science, math, or engineering from an accredited university is required by the time a student begins the MGeo. Application materials will include a statement of objectives, the Geology & Geophysics Department’s supplemental information form, three letters of recommendation, official transcript from each institution attended, official GRE scores, and official TOEFL scores for international applicants. See Graduate Admission Information and the University of Hawai‘i Graduate Division Admissions for more information. Applications are due January 15 for admission in the Fall semester and August 15 for the Spring semester.
GG Graduate Admissions
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
POST Building, Suite 701
1680 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
tel: 808-956-6105 -- fax: 808-956-5512