30 hours of graduate credit with a 3.0 GPA or higher, including:
- At least 22 of the 30 hours must be graduate-level courses. 400–level courses from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences that can be taken for graduate credit are listed in Appendix 8. 500– 700-level Geology courses and lower-level courses from other departments that count toward graduate credit can be found in the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin (see the section entitled Graduate Credit-General in the Academic Regulations section of the University Graduate School Academic Bulletin).
- 12 of the 22 hours must be from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
- A minimum of 3 credits of G810 (research credits) are required; a maximum of 8 credits of G810 can be applied toward the degree.
- At least three 3–credit hour courses of 500 level or above must be taken from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
- Selection of courses must be approved by the primary advisor in consultation with the student’s research committee.
- M.S. degrees must be completed within five years of the last month of the first semester of matriculation.