Master of Geoscience in Geoscience

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Master of Geoscience (MGS) program in two modalities. One is delivered on-campus and the other is approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology.

The distance education modality is especially appropriate for professionals in geoscience or related fields seeking advanced training. Structured degree programs are defined in three areas:

  • Geographic Information Science and Technology, oriented toward geospatial needs of the oil and gas industry, is housed in the Department of Geography;
  • Petroleum Data Management, oriented toward data and database needs of the energy industry, is housed in the Department of Geography;
  • Ocean Data Science, oriented toward data science needs in ocean-related industries and agencies, is housed in the Department of Oceanography.

The on-campus modality offers opportunities to study a broad range of environmental, energy and geoscience topics. The program is not intended as a teacher-certification curriculum. Students admitted to this program are housed in a primary department but may receive advising from across the College. All documents submitted to the Graduate and Professional School must be signed by the student’s department head in their designated home department.