Master of Science in Geology

The master of science (M.S.) with a major in geology prepares students to assume a position of responsibility as a professional geologist or to enter a program leading to the doctor of philosophy in geology or a related discipline at another university.

The M.S. is designed to provide the students with special training in the environmental aspects of this discipline in keeping with the urban setting of Wayne State University. Students receiving the degree of master of science in geology will be especially prepared to work in a capacity that deals with or provides solutions to environmental problems in which an intimate relationship between the environment and earth science is an important factor.

The master's degree program involves the rigorous, in-depth study of major concepts pertaining to the earth, and the techniques used to study them. Admission into the program assumes a firm foundation in the basic and elemental concepts of geology.