Our graduates have been hired as environmental consultants, urban planners, professional geologists, Geographic Information Systems analysts, and hydrologists.
A graduate degree in Geosciences will open doors to many rewarding careers. The Department of Geosciences offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree with a concentration in Geography, Geology, or Water Science. In addition, the department offers a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems. And in partnership with the Department of Chemistry, students can pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a Geology concentration. The benefits of completing a graduate degree are numerous. First, an M.S. in Geosciences makes you a more competitive candidate regardless of whether it be for a job, another professional school, or an advanced degree. An M.S. in Geosciences will also immediately increase your earning potential. Furthermore, completing an M.S. in Geosciences unlocks a vast professional and academic network, which is critical for your career fulfillment and success.
The Department of Geosciences offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Geosciences with thesis and capstone options. The degree has concentrations in Geography, Geology, and Water Sciences. Students seeking these degrees can have areas of focus such as environmental sustainability, geographic information science, geology, and urban studies. Please note that the GRE is no longer a part of our admission criteria.
This degree program is a collaborative effort with the Department of Chemistry. Students interested in doctoral research in Geology at Georgia State may pursue the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry with Geology Specialization. Geosciences faculty direct student research in geologic topics leading to the Ph.D. degree.
The Department of Geosciences offers the graduate-level professional certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which provides professional skills to acquire, process, analyze, and appropriately display geographic data.