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Master of Science in Applied Geosciences – Geology Masters Program

Geology Masters Programs from Penn LPS

Interested in Water Quality?
The Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program has a concentration in Hydrogeology, which teaches you about all types of water quality issues! Read More

Lead the world in environmental remediation and pollution prevention with a Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) from Penn's renowned geology masters program.

If you’re looking for a top-notch geology masters program, and are interested in the practical environmental applications of the field, then a master of applied geosciences might be the right program for you.

Earn a master of science in geology without interrupting your career. With day and evening classes available, you can complete the 12-course geology masters program, either full- or part-time, in just two to four years. Penn faculty and advisors work closely with you to develop the program that matches your unique goals and schedule.

Not just another geology masters program

A master of applied geosciences isn’t just a master of geology degree; it combines expertise in the theoretical areas of geology with technical expertise in geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, and engineering geology.

Getting an advanced degree in applied geosciences rather than just a geology masters degree prepares you to tackle a wide range of practical and pressing environmental problems in fields where you can make a real, practical difference. For example:

  • soil and water contamination
  • waste disposal
  • human-induced natural disasters such as landslides and floods
  • the need for environmentally safe energy extraction methods

Focus on the area of applied geoscience that interests you most

When you choose the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) Program through Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) you can focus on one of several applied geoscience fields, including:

  • Hydrogeology
  • Engineering geology
  • Environmental geology

The Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program also provides the academic foundation for licensure as a Professional Geologist (P.G.) in the state of Pennsylvania.

Get a Master of Applied Geosciences at your own pace

Earn your Master of Science in Applied Geosciences degree without interrupting your career. With day and evening classes available, you can complete the 12-course program, either full- or part-time, in just two to four years.

Penn faculty and advisors work closely with you to develop the applied geoscience program that matches your unique goals and schedule.

Eileen Capitoli: Master of Science in Applied Geosciences
Alumni Profile
Master of Science in Applied Geosciences 2008

I chose to pursue my final project with NASA because of my interest in the various surface processes on Mars and how they shaped the landscape over time; in particular, its fluvial history. Having the opportunity to do my final project at NASA was a new and exciting experience for me. More>


Rachel Esralew: Master of Science in Applied Geosciences
Alumni Profile
Master of Science in Applied Geosciences 2009

The Penn MSAG program has allowed me to better develop my education while remaining in my career as a hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The flexible class schedule and course options were great for me because as my career developed and new projects came along, I was able to tailor my coursework to meet these needs. More>



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