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Program Resources

Virtual information session

Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program director, Dr. Yvette Bordeaux, hosts a virtual information session for students interested in the program. This session features program details, Q&A around relevant environmental issues and how the degree prepares students for their next professional move.

If you have a problem viewing this video, you can watch it on YouTube.

MES/MSAG Retreat

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Each summer, Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) and Master of Environmental Studies (MES) faculty and staff join incoming students for an off-campus retreat. Along with professional development workshops, students get to know their peers, plan their curriculum, and learn about resources at Penn. 

Student handbook

For guidelines on getting started in the Applied Geosciences program, curriculum, policies and procedures, and more, refer to the Applied Geosciences Student Handbook (PDF).

Academic resources

Online journal

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal managed by Penn faculty and students that focuses on the intersection of water politics and gender. Submissions for publication and opportunities to be involved with the editorial board are open to interested students and practitioners.

Thought-provoking speakers

Students are encouraged to attend lectures by preeminent faculty and professionals in fields including geology, planning, biology, law and business. Talks by national and international figures including Nobel laureates, heads of state and captains of industry are also available.

The Water Center at Penn

Dedicated to providing Penn students and faculty with opportunities to create new knowledge and participate in solving complex environmental water problems, the Water Center at Penn exposes students to a wide range of research, learning and community service opportunities with regional partners such as The Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center and American Rivers.

Research opportunities outside of Penn

Students in the Applied Geosciences program have the opportunity to work in collaboration with many research institutions and groups outside of Penn, including:

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Financial Aid

Learn about the options at Penn.

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Application information

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You may apply to begin the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) degree during the fall or spring terms.

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