Earth and Environmental Science M.S.

The graduate programs in Earth and Environmental Science are designed to enable the student to pursue further study in the various areas of the Department for professional or personal reasons, to further his/her preparation for the teaching profession, or for a career requiring advanced training.

For the arts and science student, a graduate program is designed to give opportunity for in-depth study in the broad field of Earth and Environmental Science. The program provides sufficient flexibility through electives so that emphasis in one of the following areas is possible:

  1. environmental geology,
  2. metamorphic and igneous geology,
  3. sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleobiology or
  4. oceanography and marine geology

Most of the courses for the oceanography and marine geology emphasis will be taken at the various sites of the New Jersey Marine Science Consortium during the summer.

Program Requirements

Core Courses
EAES 505Environmental Geoscience3
EAES 524Igneous and Metamorphic Geology4
EAES 550Advanced Marine Geology3
Research in Geoscience Literature
EAES 594Research in Geoscience Literature1
Electives/Culminating Experience
Required Electives
Complete 15 credits (with Thesis option) - 18 credits (with Comp Exam option) 115-18
Advanced Physical Geology
Landscapes in Transition
Field Geology
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Advanced Mineralogy
Optical Mineralogy
Sedimentary Petrography
X-ray Microanalysis
Organic Geoghemistry
Environmental Forensics
Instrumental Environmental Analysis
Applied Groundwater Modeling
Water Resource Management
Advanced Historical Geology
Advanced Invertebrate Paleobiology
Vertebrate Paleobiology
Biostratigraphy of New Jersey
Coastal Geomorphology
Special Problems in the Marine Sciences
Waste Management
Air Resource Management
Special Problems in Earth and Environmental Studies
Seminar in Environmental Graphics
Culminating Experience
Select one of the following two options:3-6
Master's Thesis
Submit the completed Thesis original and one copy to the Graduate Office. See Thesis Guidelines for details.
Research & Comprehensive Examination
Research Seminar
Comprehensive Examination
In the semester you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
Total Credits32

Up to 6 credits of Science, Math, or other graduate electives may be used with written approval from advisor.