Geological Sciences M.S. Admissions
College description: The Geological Sciences Department welcomes all qualified applicants to its graduate master degree programs. This course, Statistical Methods in Geology, is required of all graduate students. General information for the prospective and beginning graduate students are available in the Ohio University The student is responsible for knowing graduate regulations and for complying with current procedures.
Application Deadline: To receive full consideration for funding decisions, all application materials must be submitted by Feb. 1. Review of applications begins Feb. 1.
1. Bachelor's Degree: Applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree in geology, environmental geology, earth sciences, or closely related degree from an accredited institution or equivalent.
2. Recommended Coursework: Applicants generally are expected to have completed the equivalent of a year of chemistry and physics prior to enrolling.
3. GPA: Applicants must have a 3.0 (B) or higher GPA to be eligible for financial support. It is possible to be accepted with a sub-3.0 GPA as an unsupported, probationary graduate student if the applicant has shown potential in other ways.
4. GRE: Not required.
5. Personal References: Three personal references are needed. They can be former employers, instructors, advisers, or persons otherwise having had a professional or academic experience with you.
6. Letter of Intent: Applicants are required to write one- to three-page letter giving a brief summary of their background and why they are interested in geology and a master's thesis.
7. Campus Visit: No, a campus visit is not required, but the faculty encourage and assist with visits.
8. English Language Testing: TOEFL 80 (iBT) or IELTS 6.5 minimum across all bands