Geology, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2021-2022. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30

Required Coursework
GEOL 5243Research Methods and Techniques in Geosciences3
Select 21 hours of the following courses. Not to exceed 12 hours of GEOL 5990 "Advanced Studies in Geology." Maximum 9 hours can be transferred with "B" or better. Courses from other academic units can be taken with approval of MS student Research Committee. All courses are 3 hours.21
Quaternary Geology and Geochronology
Paleontology and Paleoceanographic Reconstruction
Advanced Methods in Structural Geology
Seismic Interpretation
Research Methods and Techniques in Geosciences
Depositional Systems
Subsurface Geologic Methods
Advanced Well Log Analysis
Carbonate Depositional Systems
Sequence Stratigraphy
Isotope Geochemistry
Groundwater Modeling
Physical Hydrogeology
Petroleum Water Management
Marine Geology
Organic Geochemistry
Introduction to Exploration Seismology
Marine Biogeochemical Cycles
Basin Evolution
Exploration Prospect Evaluation
Volcanology
Planetary Geology
Advanced Studies in Geology
Advanced Studies in Geology (Plate Techtonics)
Advanced Studies in Geology (Spectral Signal Processing)
Advanced Studies in Geology (Seismic Data Processing)
Gravity and Magnetic Methods
Unconventional Petroleum Reservoirs
Geology of Shales
Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods
Carbonate Reservoir Characterization
Sequence Stratigraphy of Shales
Contaminant Hydrogeology
Hours Subtotal24
Thesis
GEOL 5000Master's Thesis6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

Report Option

Total Hours: 32

Required Coursework
GEOL 5990Advanced Studies in Geology3
Select 29 hours of the following courses. Maximum 9 hours can be transferred. All courses are 3 hours.29
Quaternary Geology and Geochronology
Paleontology and Paleoceanographic Reconstruction
Advanced Methods in Structural Geology
Seismic Interpretation
Research Methods and Techniques in Geosciences
Depositional Systems
Subsurface Geologic Methods
Advanced Well Log Analysis
Carbonate Depositional Systems
Sequence Stratigraphy
Isotope Geochemistry
Groundwater Modeling
Physical Hydrogeology
Petroleum Water Management
Marine Geology
Organic Geochemistry
Introduction to Exploration Seismology
Marine Biogeochemical Cycles
Basin Evolution
Exploration Prospect Evaluation
Volcanology
Planetary Geology
Advanced Studies in Geology (Plate Techtonics)
Advanced Studies in Geology (Spectral Signal Processing)
Advanced Studies in Geology (Seismic Data Processing)
Gravity and Magnetic Methods
Unconventional Petroleum Reservoirs
Geology of Shales
Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods
Carbonate Reservoir Characterization
Sequence Stratigraphy of Shales
Hours Subtotal32
Total Hours32

Graduate College Master's Program Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2021-2022 Master’s Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.