Admission to Program

Specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. Completion of an undergraduate major in geology, chemistry or associated fields (e.g., biology or environmental studies with at least 30 quarter units of upper-division course work);
  3. One year each of laboratory courses in: general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics;
  4. One full-term course in basic calculus or methods in calculus;
  5. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 in all courses used for credit in the major;
  6. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  7. Submission of scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to the earth and environmental sciences graduate committee;
  8. Submission to the earth and environmental sciences graduate committee of a one-page, typewritten statement of the student's preparation for graduate study, goals in the graduate program, option (PSM or Geology) applied for, potential area of research and possible advisor (for thesis option) and professional goals following completion of the M.S.;
  9. Submission of three letters of recommendation from people who are in a position to make relevant comments on the student's intent and potential for success in the program. At least two of the letters should be from current or former college or university faculty familiar with the student's scholarship and related activities.
Application deadlines for fall, winter and spring quarter admission are May 1, October 1, and January 15, respectively.

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