M.S. degree program in earth and environmental sciences
HEGIS code 1914
NYS SED program code 36028

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The M.S. degree program in earth and environmental sciences has two tracks. The Research in Earth and Environmental Science Concentration of the M.S. degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences is a thesis-based degree emphasizing research and independent work.This track prepares students to pursue a doctoral degree at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York or at another university of their choice, and to conduct research at the college and university level, or in industrial, governmental and survey agencies.
Alternatively, the Urban Environmental Sciences Concentration of the M.S. degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences offers advanced instruction that addresses skills and knowledge areas required for careers in the environmental sciences. Depending on the interests of the student, the degree program can include lectures, laboratory work, field work, and seminars. This track prepares students for employment in municipal, state and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and consulting in the environmental, geological and urban planning sectors, as well as university-based laboratories.

Program Heads

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Chamberlain, John Program Coordinator 718.951.5416 4227 Ingersoll Hall johnc @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Email for appointments

 

Admission Requirements

Department Earth and Environmental Sciences
Fall Application Deadline August 1st - Rolling Admissions
Spring Application Deadline January 15th - Rolling Admissions
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.' http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply/documents.php)

2. Two letters of recommendation


REQUIRED TESTS:

I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A
Examinations

 

These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2022 semester.
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Changes from 21-22 bulletin awaiting NYSED approval as of fall 2021.
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Matriculation requirements
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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."
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Degree requirements
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Thirty credits in courses in Earth and Environmental Sciences are required for the M.S. degree, in one of two concentrations: Research in Earth and Environmental Science, or Urban Environmental Science. Courses in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department offered toward the MS degree must be numbered 7100 or above.
Research in Earth and Environmental Science Concentration

Required courses: EESC 7150G, 7151G, 7155G, one course numbered 7521 or 7522 (or other GIS-based course approved by the Graduate Deputy), 7771G (or other quantitative/analytical course approved by the Graduate Deputy), 7902G, and 3 to 6 credits of Thesis Research (EESC 7951G, 7952G, or 7953G). Pertinent courses in other disciplines may be included in the 30 credits with permission of the Graduate Deputy and their thesis advisor. Students with advanced preparation may substitute other courses for required courses with the permission of the Graduate Deputy.
Students must complete EESC 7150G with a grade of B+ or higher, and defend their thesis proposal to a Thesis Committee consisting of three members, the thesis advisor and one other faculty member from the Department of Earth and environmental Science, and a third PhD-holding member of open affiliation. The membership of the Thesis Committee must be approved by the Graduate Deputy. Students may only enroll in Thesis Research credits after the thesis proposal is defended and approved.
Information about requirements for the thesis is in the Bulletin section "Academic Regulations and Procedures."
Urban Environmental Science Concentration
Required skill-focused courses EESC 7151G, 7155G, either EESC 7521G or EESC 7522G (or other GIS-based course approved by the Graduate Deputy), and EESC 7771G (or other quantitative/analytical course approved by the Graduate Deputy), the required science content courses EESC 7500G, 7680G, 7911G, and a two-semester sequence of the capstone course EESC 7196. Pertinent courses in other disciplines may be included in the 30 credits with permission of the Graduate Deputy. Students with advanced preparation may substitute other courses for required courses with the permission of the Graduate Deputy.