Geology

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M.S. Admission Requirements

A. For admission to the M.S. in Geology program:

  1. B.S. degree in Geology or its equivalent.  B.S. degree must contain at least 4 units of field geology courses, to include a significant field mapping experience and a substantial written report.  Students who do not have appropriate course work may be conditionally admitted to the program, but will be required to complete any deficient course work without graduate credit during their first year of residence.
  2. University requirements for admission, with the exception that the grade point average in the last 60 hours must be 2.75.  Those applicants with a grade point average in the last 60 units of between 2.5 and 2.75 may still be admitted if the average of the scores on the General Aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination is 50th percentile or greater.  
  3. Undergraduate Geology GPA at or above 3.0, or strong written support of a faculty sponsor in the department.
  4. Graduate Record Examination: General Aptitude only. Scoring at or above the 50th percentile on at least one section.

B. For admission to the M.S. in Geology, Geophysics Option program:

  1. B.S. in geology, geophysics, physics, or its equivalent. Students who do not have the appropriate course work will be conditionally admitted to the program, but will be required to complete any deficient course work without graduate credit during the first year of residence.
  2. University requirements for admission, with the exception that the grade point average in the last 60 units must be 2.75.  Those applicants with a grade point average in the last 60 units of between 2.5 and 2.75 may still be admitted if the average of the scores on the General Aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination is 50th percentile or greater.
  3. Graduate Record Examination: General Aptitude only. Scoring at or above the 50th percentile on at least one section.