Master of Science in Applied Geosciences

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Advance your career and make an impact in environmental remediation with a graduate 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 ahead.

The Penn Master of Science in Applied Geosciences connects you with the world-class resources of an Ivy League institution and provides you with theoretical and technical 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 applied geosciences prepares you to take on a range of pressing environmental problems in a field where you can make a real, practical difference. You’ll 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 the program for your success.

Discover what makes the MSAG exceptional

Penn’s Master of Science in Applied Geosciences offers you an opportunity to gain expert insight and technical know-how for a career in geology. Hear from our Program Director, Yvette Bordeaux, PhD as well as students, alumni and faculty to learn about our program’s concentrations, Ivy League academics, professional advancement opportunities and more.

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Application information

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

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Courses and Curriculum

A degree for your professional aspirations

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MSAG Student and Alumni Stories

Student and alumni stories

“There aren’t many programs around that offer the same technical focus or insight into the industry quite like the MSAG program." -- Mark Lotto

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LPS News

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