Geology Master of Science

In the Geology Master of Science in Temple’s College of Science and Technology, you will gain a broad understanding of the geological processes and cycles that affect human well-being. Study how an increasing human population and rapidly expanding technology alter these processes and their effects. 

Research & Field Experience

Advanced courses and research areas in the program include

  • environmental geology, including ecohydrology, energy and land degradation, ice sheet stability and climate change, urban hydrology, and more.
  • geochemistry, including nanomineralogy, paleontology-fossil provenance, planetary geology, and weathering and diagenesis.
  • sedimentary geology and paleontology, including coastal and aeolian dynamics, ichnology, paleontology-fossil provenance, paleopedology and modern soils, planetary geology and impact studies, and Precambrian geology.
  • structural geology, including geothermal energy and geomechanics.

Classes & Curriculum

Master’s students are expected to study full time. The program includes advanced courses in geology, weekly graduate seminars, qualifying exams and research. Each student completes an original research thesis as a culmination of the program.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: [node:field_tuprog_tuition_resident] per credit
Out-of-state: [node:field_tuprog_tuition_nonresident] per credit

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