M.S. in Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences offers the master of science degree in Earth sciences with options in geology, oceanography, ocean mapping, and a specialization in geochemical systems. The department also offers the master of science degree in hydrology. Graduate students in the department may conduct research through, among others, the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping.

Admission Requirements

An applicant to the M.S. program is expected to have completed one year of calculus and at least four semesters of college chemistry, physics, and/or biology. Applicants must submit current scores (within five years) from the general test of the GRE. Students lacking some background in a particular area may be admitted provided they are prepared to complete courses, without graduate credit, in which they may be deficient. The program of study a student wishes to follow and the student's undergraduate major determine the level of preparation necessary. The preparation of each student is determined before the beginning of the first semester in residence in order to plan the course of study. Each entering student is assigned an academic advisor to assist in planning a program of study. For information about how to apply, please visit the UNH Graduate School.

Degree Requirements

Please see the UNH Graduate School catalog for the M.S. in Earth Sciences degree requirements.

Ocean Mapping Option

Please see the UNH Graduate School catalog for the core curriculum for the option in Ocean Mapping in Earth Sciences.


IHO/FIG/ICA Category A Recognition

Students may fulfill the Category A (professional) International Federation of Surveyors/International Hydrographic Organization/International Cartographic Association (IHO/FIG/ICA) Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors by completing some additional specialized requirements.