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Student and Alumni Stories

Student Research Coordinator, Population Studies Center

Learn how Esther’s capstone research applies geological engineering techniques to a real-world environmental crisis.

Senior Staff Geologist, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

Learn how Jack, a full-time geologist for an environmental consulting firm, keeps up with his career while earning his graduate degree.

Erica DePalma, MSAG ’20

Research Program Coordinator, The Water Center at Penn

Learn how Erica's hydrology research led to opportunities to explore local and global water solutions.

See how Hope designed her own concentration in environmental chemistry to gain both analytical and practical experience as she prepares for her PhD.

Environmental consultant

Experience hands-on learning in the MSAG program through Pau, whose research in stormwater management brought him all over the world.

Wind Project Manager, GE Power

Hear how Mark, a Lieutenant and EOD Officer in the US Navy Reserve, brings his military background to the field and makes an impact around the globe.

Staff Geologist, Roux Associates

Learn more about the resources Penn and the MSAG program provide through Selena, a working geologist for an environmental consulting firm.

Emma Tardiff, MSAG ’20—expected

Staff Geologist, Roux Associates

Discover how Emma made the most of alumni connections and career fairs to secure a full-time position at an environmental consulting firm.

PhD applicant

Discover Qin’s perspective as a full-time student in the program, and how she connected with faculty for research opportunities.

MSAG information session

MSAG Info Session

Meet Program Director Yvette Bordeaux as she presents details about the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program.

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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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