Can I complete the MSAG program while working?
Yes. The MSAG program is offered on a part time or full time basis and day and evening classes are available. Students taking 3 or more classes during a semester are considered full time. Part time students may take 1 or 2 courses per term. Students may change their status from one semester to the next as needed. Students working full time are advised to take no more than 2 courses per term. Please note that full time students are automatically enrolled in the University health insurance program unless they submit a waiver showing proof of outside coverage.
Can I transfer graduate credits earned at another university to my MSAG transcript?
Yes.Incoming MSAG students may petition to transfer up to two graduate level credits from classes completed prior to their admission at Penn. A transfer credit form is available on the MSAG Blackboard site. Students seeking transfer credit should fill out this form after they matriculate into the program along with an official transcript to the program director before the end of their first semester at Penn. Transfer credit is evaluated on a case by case basis by the faculty advisory committee.
Where do I send my MSAG application materials?
The MSAG application should be completed online. However some supplemental documents such as your official transcripts may need to be mailed directly to the following address:
College of Liberal and Professional Studies
3440 Market St., Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Where is the main office for the MSAG program?
The program office is located in Hayden Hall (Map) on the University of Pennsylvania Campus. The buildings street address is as follows:
Department of Earth and Environmental Science
240 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316
Are there any pre-requisite courses for the MSAG program?
Applicants to the MSAG program should have a solid foundation in Geology and the physical sciences including Physics, Chemistry and Math. Although no specific courses are required of applicants, the most successful students in the program are those who have these courses in their background.