Graduate Programs


 

The Master of Science degree in Geology offers opportunities for advanced study and research in emphasis areas such as geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, paleontology, petrology and others. The Master of Science degree in Geoinformatics is a multidisciplinary degree which applies geospatial science and modern technology to solve probelms in industry or academia. Thesis and non-thesis options are available in both programs.

Please visit the UTSA Graduate School for the requirements and deadlines to apply to our programs. The main items in the application are:

Geoinformatics
  • A Bachelor of Science degree with emphases in geological, biological, physical, environmental, or computational sciences, or a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphases in geography, social sciences, humanities, or business
  • Completed application form
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE score not required
  • TOEFL score (international applicants)
  • IELTS Score (international applicants)
Geology
  • Undergraduate degree in geology (equivalent to UTSA’s) or a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, life sciences, or engineering from an accredited institution of higher education with sufficient coursework in the geosciences
  • Completed application form
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE score not required
  • TOEFL score (international applicants)
  • IELTS Score (international applicants)

All applications are processed by the Graduate School; however, the Geological Sciences Department is happy to provide advice to assist you in the preparation of your application. Please contact the Graduate Advisor of Record if you have any questions.

Click here to view the Geoinformatics Graduate Handbook.
Click here to view the Geology Graduate Handbook.

Graduate Advisors of Record

GeoinformaticsDr. Hongjie Xie
GeologyDr. Judy.Haschenburger

Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) Ph.D. Program

A range of geoscience-related research topics may be pursued within the ESE doctoral program, which is a joint program supported by faculty in engineering, environmental science, and geological sciences. Some areas of research emphasis include water resources, spatial analysis, remote sensing, cryosphere, and natural hazards. Click here for more information.

diplomas

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Graduate Students

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