What will I learn?

The department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers programs leading to the MS in Earth Sciences, Environmental and Coastal Sciences.

Sub disciplines

Specific graduate topics for research supported by the department are diverse, reflecting the diversity of the faculty, and include among others, Igneous Petrology, Geophysics, Aquatic Ecology, Geomorphology, Coastal Oceanography, Coastal and Marine Geology, Sediment logy, and Paleontology.

The minimum requirement for the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Earth and Environmental Sciences is 24 credit hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis research credit for a total of 30 credit hours (see above). Nine of the 24 hours of coursework must be earned in courses numbered above 6000. Credit is not given for M.Sc. students in EES 4005, 4006, 6005, and 6006.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$13,678.00 per year
I-20 Amounts (International Students): USD $14,230

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Start date

19 August 2020, 20 January 2021

Venue

College of Sciences

1100 Science Building, University of New Orleans,

2000 Lakeshore Drive,

NEW ORLEANS,

Louisiana,

70148, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have the following: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a 4-year degree equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree or international equivalent will be considered for conditional admission. Minimum GPA Requirements: 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all undergraduate coursework, 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all graduate coursework.

For international students

Students must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a 4-year degree equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Minimum GPA Requirements: 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all undergraduate coursework; 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all graduate coursework.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Internet-based test score of 79 total or Computer-based test score of 550; The International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall band score of 6.5; PTE (Pearson Tests of English) Academic score of 58; IELP Intensive English Language Program: Satisfactory completion of the Intensive English Language Program at UNO; Minimum Scores on IELP Test: Listening Comprehension: 70; Grammar/Reading/Vocabulary: 63; Writing/Composition: 75.

Application Deadline: Spring Admission: October 15; Summer Admission: May 1; Fall Admission: March 15

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About this uni

Based in Louisiana, USA the institution prides itself on providing a high level of education that is accessible to everyone.

  • Multicultural and diverse university
  • Based in the vibrant city of New Orleans
  • Financial assistance for 77% of students
  • Develops work-ready graduates