- Students complete 30 semester hours which consists of 10 courses.
- All courses are offered on the semester schedule.
- All courses are offered online except for the final capstone course.
- Students will choose between two final capstone courses; GR 8410 Field Methods Seminar or GR 8573 Research in Applied Meteorology
- Students normally take two courses per semester but may elect to take only one per semester.
- Students must pass the comprehensive written exam after completion of all course work.
- Course materials such as exercises, assignments, study guides, exams, and lectures will be delivered via the Internet using Canvas. Canvas is a software program designed specifically for online learning.
- Top-quality instructors teach the classes. All classes have instructors with advanced degrees who are recognized experts and real-life practitioners in their field.
|Course Number||Course Title||Hours|
|GR 8553||Research Methods in Geoscience||3|
|Choose one of the following:|
|GR 8410 *||Field Methods Seminar||3|
|GR 8573 *||Research in Applied Meteorology|
|Choose at least three from the following:|
|GR 6303||Principles of GIS (Geographic Information Systems)||9|
|GR 6313||Advanced GIS (Geographic Information Systems)|
|GR 6333||Remote Sensing of the Physical Environment|
|GG 8203||Ocean Science|
|GG 8233||Environmental Geoscience|
|GR 8633||Climate Change|
|GR 8813||Advanced Hazards and Disasters|
(Any of the graduate coursework offered online may fulfill this requirement. At least 15 hours of the degree must be at 8000-level. Please check course prerequisites before registering.)
* Available to students only during their final summer semester. Includes Capstone Workshop.
Note: A split-level course completed at the undergraduate level cannot be repeated on the graduate level for use on the program of study.
A Capstone Research Project (oral presentation and paper) and a written and oral comprehensive examination are required regardless of whether the student chooses GR 8410 or GR 8573.
GG 1113 Survey of Earth Science I is offered every semester. GR 1604 Weather and Climate is offered spring and summer.
GR 8813 Advanced Hazards and Disasters*
Program of Study
|Program prerequisite: GR 1604 (if necessary)||GR 8123
Meteorology II: Forecasting and Storms
|Program prerequisite: GG 1113 (if necessary)||Free Elective||GG 8203
Geology II: Earth and Time
|Free Elective||Free Elective|
Research Methods in Geosciences
Field Methods Seminar
* A written and oral comprehensive examination are required. Students may substitute courses for the ones listed above, but will be expected to demonstrate understanding of these subjects on the exam. A capstone research project (oral presentation and paper) and a written and oral comprehensive examination are required regardless of whether the student chooses GR 8410 or GR 8573.