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Professional Science Master’s Environmental Geoscience Option
The Environmental Geoscience Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Option will take many of the same courses as the Environmental Geoscience Option MS degree students, but the PSM option includes courses in business and entrepreneurship. PSM students will take one course from Policy/Economics, one course from Environmental Engineering, and four courses from Environmental Geosciences for a total of 18 credits. Additionally, students will take a minimum of nine credits in business/communications, an additional six credits from the MS option or business/communications, and a one credit internship experience in conjunction with a zero-credit professional development course and a zero- credit reflective seminar.
The program requires a minimum of 34 credits. The goal of the PSM degree is to prepare students for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing.
Candidates for the program should have a baccalaureate degree in physical or biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering from an accredited program and generally a 3.0. GPA or higher. Candidates with a closely related major may be admitted with the approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator. Depending on their prior course work, students entering the program may be required to take undergraduate courses in order to develop the analytical skills and knowledge base required for the advanced level courses, but these credits will not count towards the total required for the Master’s degree.
General requirements for all applicants are a completed application packet supplied by the Graduate Admissions Office which includes:
Applications may be downloaded or submitted electronically from the Graduate Admissions website.
Applications for the Master of Science, Professional Science Master’s Option in Environmental Geoscience are accepted year round, but it is recommended that completed applications be submitted several months before expected matriculation.