MS in Geology

The University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA
MS in Geology
Duration1.5 to 2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • Geology is the study of the Earth as a physical system and as the foundation for all life on the planet
  • A graduate degree in Geology provides students with coursework and experience beyond the undergraduate degree to help them prepare for a professional career
  • The M.S. degree in Geology at Southern Miss allows students to focus on a range of topics while gaining experience with faculty members and conducting their own thesis research
  • Students can choose either a thesis or a non-thesis degree option
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees789967 INR
Hostel & Meals462877 INR
Insurance167939 INR
Transportation58592 INR
Student Activities Fee2930 INR
Capital Impvt Fee5127 INR
Personal Expenses219720 INR
Misc Fees32958 INR
Books/Supplies95212 INR
Total1045355 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Applicants must:
    • hold a baccalaureate degree in Geology from an institution approved by a recognized accrediting agency
    • Present evidence, by an official transcript, of a grade point average equivalent to at least 2.75 (calculated on a 4.0 scale) for the last two years (60 hours) of undergraduate study
  • Both the overall GPA and a GPA calculated for courses (excluding special problems courses) in geology and other sciences, mathematics, computer science, and statistics will be considered
  • Applicants who do not have degrees in geology will be considered for admission but will be required to remedy any deficiencies, including geology field camp, compared to the courses required for the B.S. in geology at The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Students who are not admitted as regular graduate students may be considered for conditional admission (minimum GPA requirements are in the front section of this Bulletin)
  • Admission to the Professional Geology emphasis requires three-years of experience as a geologist or in a closely related position. A letter of support from the applicant's immediate supervisor is required
ExamsTOEFL: 71


GRE: Accepted

Additional info
  • English language test Wavier:
    • A student has an SAT verbal score of 500
    • A student has completed a secondary international school (such as the International Baccalaureate, e.g., or an American high school abroad) in which English is the language of instruction, with a minimum grade equivalent to a C in all of their English courses and with attendance in the final three years offered
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