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Masters in Earth Sciences

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Earth Science deals with study of the Earth and its neighbors in space. Earth sciences look-into the aspects such as Earth atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and general issues. The study field is also known as geoscience and includes multi-disciplines: atmospheric sciences, meteorology, climatology, atmospheric physics, hydrology, oceanography, geodesy, geophysics, geology, mineralogy, glaciology, volcanology, petrology, geomagnetism, sedimentology, soil science, geo-statistics, hydrogeology, astronomy and etc. Graduates can work in many areas, especially geology, environmental science, environmental consultancy firms or governmental institutions.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Master in Applied Science

    A practitioner degree that addresses the advanced educational needs of working life science professionals. There are no prescribed areas of study within the Masters of Applied Sciences, therefore you're able to individualize your particular curriculum program to best meet your own career objectives.

  • Master in Advanced Horticulture

    The Advanced Horticulture graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour program designed for Extension agents involved in horticulture-related programs; K-12 science teachers; golf course superintendents; municipal parks' employees; landscape maintenance practitioners; nursery, greenhouse, and garden center professionals; and serious horticultural enthusiasts, such as Master Gardeners.

  • Master in Entomology

    This program provides a general background in entomology by emphasizing course work in a variety of areas, including forensic entomology, medical entomology, natural history, insects in education, insect pest management, insect ecology, insect toxicology, insect physiology and biochemistry, urban pest management, biological control and plant resistance.

  • Master in Agronomy

    Agronomy is the application of plant and soil science to crop production and includes the study of plant breeding, genetics, biotechnology, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, weed control and crop management. Designed with maximum flexibility for today's working professionals you're able to, complete coursework in areas that are specific to your career needs and interests.

  • Master in Geological Sciences

    UMD Geological Sciences offers programs leading to the M.S or Ph.D. within the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota. Faculty and students have a close working relationship. Programs are tailored to the area of the student's specialization, in consultation with a faculty advisor. We strive for research that balances field, laboratory, and theoretical studies. Although most candidates for advanced degrees will have completed a bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics, or related fields, students in other fields of natural science are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have at least one year each of calculus, chemistry, and physics. Field camp and/or undergraduate research experience is recommended.

  • Master in Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics

    The removal of earth containing mineralized ores causes stress in the rock and hence stability of the mine itself is continually changing. These changes can be rapid and difficult to detect. Geomechanics is the science dealing with the design of structures in rock. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be better prepared to understand complex issues in rock mass behaviors. Rock Mechanics.

  • Master in Earth Science

    This MSc course explores current aspects of Earth science, investigating how the Earths lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere are dependent upon each other, interacting across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. You will learn to critically evaluate current research and gain skills that allow you to update your knowledge of Earth science.

  • Master in Applied Marine Geoscience

    This MSc in Applied Marine Geoscience is a full-time one-year course, consisting of 9 months taught course and 3 months research project, and assessed by coursework and examinations. The course provides theoretical and practical training in measuring, quantifying and understanding the physical processes within the geological marine environment. It provides a sound scientific basis on which to decide how best to design and execute marine surveys, be they geophysical, sedimentological or geological, for the required purpose.



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