Applied Environmental Geoscience: MS

Department: Geosciences Department
College: College of Science

About This Degree

The MS in applied environmental geoscience emphasizes interdisciplinary coursework and thought, as well as flexibility in tailoring coursework to your interests. This terminal degree program requires a combination of advanced courses selected from geoscience offerings, as well as additional courses from other units on campus, enabling students to complement traditional geology courses. This degree is for students interested in knowing core geoscience principles while also having a multidisciplinary degree for careers in wide variety of fields.

The Department of Geosciences is one of the oldest departments at Utah State. It fosters a friendly environment where students are able to interact with faculty and receive specialized attention and opportunities for research.

Because USU’s applied environmental geoscience program is designated as a Western Regional Graduate Program, students from participating western states qualify for in-state tuition. For more information, visit


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Graduates in applied environmental geoscience can pursue a wide variety of careers, given the program’s flexibility in tailoring coursework. In general, geoscientists commonly have careers in:

  • Government agencies (regulation and land management)
  • Environmental consulting
  • Natural hazards assessment (earthquakes, landslides, etc.)
  • Critical-mineral exploration
  • Sustainable energy

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