Advance your career with a master's degree in the geosciences
Whether you’re an experienced geoscientist or are preparing to enter the field, Penn’s rigorous Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) is a highly practical program that helps you build on your experience and prepare for your next professional move. Housed in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth & Environmental Science, the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences connects you with the world-class resources of an Ivy League institution and provides you with experience and expertise in geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, and engineering geology. You also hone essential project management skills necessary for leadership in environmental remediation and pollution prevention. While you’re completing your studies, our program facilitates your preparation for professional licensure and certification processes.
An advanced degree in geology or hydrology prepares you to take on a range of pressing environmental problems in a field where you can make a real, measurable difference. Master approaches to mitigating soil and water contamination, solving waste disposal challenges, and responding to human-induced natural disasters such as landslides and floods. With a faculty of leading academic researchers and experienced government and industry experts, we know what you need to move forward in your career, and we’ve designed a practical graduate program for your success.