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Master of Science in Geology

  • Graduate Program Coordinator: Mark Schmitz
  • Environmental Research Building, Room 5155
  • Phone: (208) 426-5907
  • E-mail: markschmitz@boisestate.edu

Master of Science in Geoscience

Course Number and TitleCredits
The student must complete a minimum of 30 credits, of which 20 or more are required to be at the 500-level.
Select one of the following:
12 credits of GEOG, GEOPH, or GEOS courses approved by student’s supervisory committee
or
Geology Core (4 of the following courses)
GEOS 523 Advanced Geomorphology
GEOS 525 Whole Earth Geochemistry
GEOS 541 Plate Tectonics
GEOS 560 Volcanology
GEOS 607 Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography
12
GEOS 601 Introduction to Research Program Development
Mandatory for the first year on campus for all students
1
GEOS 598 Graduate Seminar
Enrollment in Graduate Seminar is required each semester of all graduate students in residence; one credit may be applied towards graduation.
1
GEOS 593 Thesis6
Additional elective courses as approved by the supervisory committee and by the coordinator of the M.S. Geoscience program.10
Total30