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Masters in Geology

The Master of Science in Geology prepares the student to enter the professional field or continue studies toward a more advanced degree. The following fields are emphasized in course work and Master's Degree in Geologyresearch opportunities:

  • Environmental Geology,
  • Geomagnetism,
  • Geochemistry,
  • Geophysics including 3D seismic visualization,
  • Hydrology,
  • Micropaleontology,
  • Petroleum Geology,
  • Petrology,
  • Remote Sensing,
  • Sedimentology,
  • Stratigraphy,
  • Computer Applications,
  • Structural Geology, and
  • Volcanology.

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The master's in geology program requires a minimum 30 credit hours and a thesis. Our students' thesis research projects are tailored to their interests, and range from petroleum exploration to climate reconstruction.

Coursework Requirements

The master's in geology curriculum is flexible, allowing you to tailor your coursework to fit your interests and ambitions. Our coursework emphasizes geologic data interpretation and problem solving.

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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for geology master's degree graduates are vast, both in Louisiana, the U.S., and across the world. Geology jobs are expected to grow by more than 35% in the next 10 years, with almost 200,000 of those jobs in Louisiana.

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School Application Materials, you must also submit:

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose


Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Carl Richter
Phone: 337-482-2977
Oliver Hall, Suite 201