MS Natural Sciences - Environmental Science and Geoscience Tracks
Master of Science - Natural Sciences Program
The Department of Earth and Space Sciences offers graduate programs in both Environmental
Science and Geoscience as part of the Masters of Science - Natural Sciences degree.
ESS faculty prepare MS students in each track for transition to a doctoral program
or employment in industry, government or education following the completion of graduate
- A total of 36 hours of graduate coursework is required for each degree track.
- Students in the Environmental Science track have the option of pursuing either a thesis or non-thesis degree.
- Students in the Geosciences track must complete a thesis as part of their degree requirements.
- A limited number of teaching assistantships are available for students enrolled in
the thesis option.
- Graduate assistantships pay both a stipend and waiver of tuition.
- Teaching assistants work up to 20 hours per week and instruct or assist in laboratory classes related to their graduate and undergraduate coursework.