Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences


The Department of Geosciences offers a master’s in geology and doctorate through the geology and watershed science programs. Both of these programs are internationally renowned, and the completion of a graduate degree is excellent preparation for a career in governmental agencies, private industry, teaching or research.

Master of Science (MS) in Geosciences

Areas of Study

  • Applied geophysics
  • Aqueous geochemistry
  • Economic geology
  • Environmental geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Geodynamics
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Igneous and metamorphic geochemistry
  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology
  • Petroleum geology
  • Sedimentary petrology & geochemistry
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Seismology
  • Structural geology
  • Tectonics

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

  • Fall – January 15
  • Applications for the fall or spring semesters can be submitted at any time, but please be aware that many of the department’s support resources are allocated on a fall start schedule and are assessed as a group beginning on January 15