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Geology and Geological Engineering MS

Students in the master of science (MS) degree program may specialize in either geology or geological engineering and complete a research project culminating in the defense of a MS thesis. A non-thesis degree option is available with permission of the Department Head.

Graduate students in the geological engineering specialization typically conduct research in areas related to water quality and resources, ground water, environmental resource protection, geologic hazards, remote sensing, geotechnical/engineering geology, energy and mineral resources, or environmental and exploration geophysics.

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Graduate students in the geology specialization typically conduct research in energy and mineral resources, geochemistry, petroleum geology, sedimentation/stratigraphy, mineralogy/petrology, geophysics/geodynamics, GIS/remote sensing, and structure/tectonics.

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