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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geosciences, M.S. (Paleontology Concentration)

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Angela Edwards; edwardag@etsu.edu; (423) 439-4703

Dr. Ingrid Luffman, Graduate Coordinator
305 Ross Hall
Box 70357
(423) 439-7551

Web address: www.etsu.edu/cas/geosciences/

Application Deadline

The application deadline for Geosciences is February 1 for entry in the fall (August). Applications are not accepted for entry in the spring (January).

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, students applying for admission to graduate study in Geosciences must:

  • have a bachelor’s degree in a geosciences (or related) discipline;
  • have a 3.0 overall grade point average (4.0 system) in undergraduate course work;
  • have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf from previous professors or employers;
  • submit a two-page letter that discusses career goals and specific academic and research interests (email the letter to edwardag@etsu.edu); and
  • submit a resume.

All application materials must be sent to the ETSU School of Graduate Studies. The School of Graduate Studies will forward applications to the Department of Geosciences once the application is complete.

Geosciences, M.S. Degree Requirements: 30 credits

Core Requirements 9 credits
Concentration 11 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 7 credits
Thesis 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Geosciences Core Requirements: 9 credits

Paleontology Concentration: 11 credits

Advisor Approved Electives: 7 credits

All electives must be approved by the student’s advisory committee chair and graduate coordinator. Electives from other departments can be considered with permission.

Paleontology: Students are encouraged to make use of the unique strengths at ETSU where the paleontology concentration in Biological Sciences and the concentration in Geosciences offers a blend of course work from the two distinct disciplines.

Thesis: 3 credits

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