Graduate Programs

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Geological Sciences and Environmental Geosciences.

We also offer specializations through the Environmental Toxicology Program and the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program.

As a student in our graduate program you will develop skills to address problems facing the modern environment and problems related to understanding the Earth's past and future. The Department's graduate programs emphasize the study of the biological, chemical, and physical processes of the Earth and the application of knowledge about these processes to solve applied and basic problems.

We welcome the application of motivated students to our Department at any time of the year. Research and teaching assistantships are available for highly qualified applicants and are awarded in fall of each year. In addition, several fellowships and scholarships provide additional financial support for summer stipends, research involvement by undergraduate students, conference travel, and research and field expenses.

Department Research

  1. Environment
  2. Geodynamics and Tectonics
  3. Education and Cognition

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Course descriptions can be found on the MSU Course Description Webpage