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

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The M.A. program in earth and environmental sciences offers advanced instruction 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, and seminars. The M.A. degree prepares students for employment in municipal, state and federal agencies, NGOS, and consulting in the environmental, geological and urban planning sectors, as well as university-based laboratories. It also provides masters-level training for earth science teachers.

Program Heads

Office Hours
Powell, Wayne Program Coordinator 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 - 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


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A


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 7151G, 7155G, either 7521 or 7522, 7771G, 7902G, and the capstone course 7910G. Pertinent courses in other disciplines may be included in the 30 credits with permission of the Graduate Deputy. 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 graduate deputy.

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