M.A. degree program in earth and environmental sciences
HEGIS code 1914
NYS SED program code 02091

The M.A. program in earth and environmental sciences offers advanced instruction and research experience in a wide array of subjects in earth and environmental sciences. Depending on the interests of the student, the degree program can include lectures, laboratory work, field work, seminars, and teaching. The M.A. degree prepares students for employment in university-based laboratories, in environmental and geological consulting companies, in such governmental regulatory agencies as the EPA, NYDOE, and NPS, in state and federal survey departments, and in urban planning agencies. It also provides masters-level research training for earth science teachers.

Program Heads

Office Hours
Powell, Wayne Graduate Deputy 718.951.5416 4227 Ingersoll Hall wpowell @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Available by appointment.


Admission Requirements

Department Earth And Environmental Sciences
Fall Application Deadline August 1st
Spring Application Deadline January 15th
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, two letters of recommendation. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79


Matriculation requirements
Applicants must offer an undergraduate major in geology, environmental science, or a related field, completed with a grade point average of 3.00 (B) or higher. General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the Bulletin section "Admission."
Degree requirements
Thirty credits in courses in Earth and Environmental Sciences are required for the M.A. degree, including the required courses EESC 7155, 7521, and 7771. Pertinent courses in other science departments may be included in the 30 credits with permission of the Graduate Deputy.

Students must maintain a professional portfolio, and submit the complete document for approval by the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department prior to graduation.

Courses in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department offered toward the degree must be numbered 7100 or above.

The program of study must be approved by the deputy chairperson.