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M.Sc in Earth and Environmental Science

The MS in Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Texas at Arlington has four options: an Environmental Science Option; a Geoscience Option; a Professional Environmental Science Option; and a Petroleum Geoscience Option.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, May, August
Tuition Fee: $20,620 per year
Location: Arlington Campus, Texas City, United States

The Environmental Science Option provides graduate students with an integrated, multidisciplinary education, requiring a breadth of understanding and mastery of a spectrum of scientific and engineering principles.

The thesis option, designed for those interested in an in-depth experience in some particular topic, and a non-thesis option are available.

The Geoscience Option is a two year program with specializations in stratigraphy, petrology, paleontology, sedimentology, structural geology, tectonics, plate tectonics, computer modeling, hydrology, geochemistry and paleoclimatology.

The Environmental Science Professional Option is a Professional Master’s Degree for those interested in a career in Environmental Science.

The Petroleum Geoscience Professional Option is a Professional Masters Degree for those interested in a career in Petroleum Geoscience. In addition to core geology courses, students are required to participate in a networking program with industry professionals, work as an intern or in a part time job in petroleum geoscience, take a course in project economics, and participate in course activities that emphasize business ethics, teamwork and communications.


Graduates of the Earth and Environmental Science at The University of Texas at Arlington will be prepared for a career as a professional geologist or a career in government policy relating to earth science and environmental issues, earth-science education, environmental law, environmental consulting or environmental medicine.

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”UTA’s program turned out to be the perfect match in terms of curriculum, internships, and the assistance that is provided to students to establish a wide network of professional contacts.”

Ulyana Zavadskaya – College of Business – Belarus

Courses included

  • Statistics for Earth and Environmental Scientists
  • Engineering for Environmental Scientists
  • Physical-chemical Processes
  • Air Pollution
  • Environmental Systems-biological Aspects
  • Environmental Policy

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