Master of Science in Geosciences
Advanced study and research in areas ranging from surficial processes to climate studies.
The MS in geosciences at UMass Amherst offers you the flexibility of different tracks, each of which can prepare you for employment or a PhD program.
- The thesis track is for students with strongly focused research interests and culminates in an in-depth research project and a thesis.
- The project track is for students interested in broad geological or interdisciplinary knowledge on a wide range of topics and culminates in a smaller research project and final report as well as an oral exam.
- The MS in applied geohydrology is a one-year program that is perfect for students who have an undergraduate or advanced degree and are looking for a graduate program without a traditional research requirement.
Geoscience graduate students can pursue a range of research questions using world-class approaches and tools, spanning topics in solid earth, surficial processes, hydrogeology, and climate studies.