Master of Science in Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
The objective of the M.S. degree in Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences is to prepare the student either for a professional career or for doctoral studies.
Students in the M.S. degree program must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete EARTHSCI 300, Earth Sciences Seminar, during their first quarter of enrollment.
- Complete a 45-unit program of study, of which a minimum of 30 units must be course work, with the remainder consisting of no more than 15 research units.
- Course work units must be divided among two or more scientific and/or engineering disciplines and can include the three core courses required for the Ph.D. degree.
- The program of study must be approved by the research adviser and the academic oversight committee.
- Each candidate must either present and defend the results of his or her research at a public oral presentation attended by the candidate's advisor at least two faculty members, or submit a thesis/report to the candidate's adviser and at least two faculty members.