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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geosciences, M.S. (Geospatial Analysis Concentration)

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General Program Information

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

Dr. Joshua Samuels, Graduate Coordinator
306 Ross Hall 
Box 70357
(423) 439-7515

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 credit
Concentration 9 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 9 credits
Thesis 3 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Geosciences Core Requirements: 9 credits

Advisor Approved Electives: 9 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.

Geospatial Analysis Concentration: Depending on the design of the thesis project, students are encouraged to make use of surveying and mapping courses offered  by the Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying. Other thesis topics may incorporate graduate classes from other departments.

Thesis: 3 credits

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