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 cycles while completing research in your selected field of study.
Research & Field Experience
Advanced courses and research areas in the program include
- geochemistry, including nanomineralogy, planetary geology, soil contamination, and weathering and diagenesis;
- sedimentary geology and paleontology, including coastal and aeolian dynamics, ichnology, paleontology-fossil provenance, paleopedology and modern soils, and Precambrian geology;
- structural geology, including geothermal energy and geomechanics; and
- urban geoscience, environmental science and sustainability, including ecohydrology, energy and land degradation, ice sheet stability and climate change, urban hydrology and more.
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.
Geology MS students take seven courses, which may include
- Coastal Processes;
- Environmental Nanogeoscience;
- Low-Temperature Geochemistry;
- Vertebrate Paleontology and Taphonomy; and more.