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54 Masters Programs in Earth Science

A master’s degree is an academic degree that is pursued after finishing undergraduate studies. For those interested in the systems of the earth, a Master in Earth Sciences may be a good path to follow. Most degrees offered will require students to complete a research paper or master’s thesis. What is a Master in Earth Sciences? Students will spend much of their time honing their resear… Read more

A master’s degree is an academic degree that is pursued after finishing undergraduate studies. For those interested in the systems of the earth, a Master in Earth Sciences may be a good path to follow. Most degrees offered will require students to complete a research paper or master’s thesis.

What is a Master in Earth Sciences? Students will spend much of their time honing their research skills and learning about how the interactions of different earth components and the biosphere affect the climate. Emphasis is on biogeochemical cycles and general atmospheric science. Students will gain comprehension in fields such as atmospheric chemistry, physical phenomena, physical geography, meteorology, and ecology. They will also learn how to use advanced laboratory-based and computational methods, as well as get experience in field operations.

Earning a Master in Earth Sciences can be very beneficial for students. They focus on improving their analytical skills, which helps in many areas of life. A master’s degree gives them a competitive edge in the work force over those who have only completed undergraduate studies. A degree also allows graduates to work all over the world. 

Because there are earth science programs all over the world, school costs can vary quite a bit depending on the program. Research different schools and contact them directly to find out what your financial obligations would be.

With a Master in Earth Sciences, there are many career opportunities for students. Graduates can work within the fields of consultancy, environmental management, water and climate issues, international aid, nature conservation planning, development of analytical methods and data, and research. Future employers may include county and municipal councils and NGOs.  There are work opportunities both nationally and internationally.

To help students earn their degree in an efficient and fair manner, many schools offer classes online. These allow individuals to learn and work on their own schedule, which frees up more time to raise a family or work another job. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

This course covers a wide range of earth science subjects and their application to the full spectrum of hydrocarbon exploration and production.

This course covers a wide range of earth science subjects and their application to the full spectrum of hydrocarbon exploration and production. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Universitat de Girona
Girona, Spain

Did you know that more than 1.4 billion jobs, 42% of the world's active workforce, rely heavily on water? And in essence almost 80% of jobs require, directly or indirectly, ac ... +

Did you know that more than 1.4 billion jobs, 42% of the world's active workforce, rely heavily on water? And in essence almost 80% of jobs require, directly or indirectly, access to water resources? Such a large sector requires professionals specialized in water resources, with a multidisciplinary approach that facilitates its insertion in a wide range of companies and entities that cover the different sectors of activity. Based on these premises, the Master in Science and Technology of Water Resources has been designed that incorporates the particularities of the sector and an innovative method of problem-based learning. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Oct 2020
Campus
 
IRIS Sup'
Paris, France

The geoeconomics and risk management course, at bac + 5 level, meets a threefold objective: - To train professionals capable of understanding the international environment of ... +

The geoeconomics and risk management course, at bac + 5 level, meets a threefold objective: - To train professionals capable of understanding the international environment of international economic relations beyond the only “business” challenges (economic war, culture and management, sustainable development, compliance and due diligence, etc.), assess the risks, anticipate difficulties in order to support their administration or their company and its employees in their international activities; - Allow the acquisition of essential tools and instruments (watch, intelligence, security) for decision-making in a changing and complex international context. - Ensure the originality of graduate profiles by developing dual skills (geoeconomics, monitoring or compliance, according to the initial curriculum), in order to boost professionalization and employability. -
Master
Full-time
French
Oct 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 
MLA College
Plymouth, United Kingdom

The MSc Advanced Oceanography for Professionals programme consists of a stand-alone 60 credit research module, which provides the opportunity to complete a full 180 credits at ... +

The MSc Advanced Oceanography for Professionals programme consists of a stand-alone 60 credit research module, which provides the opportunity to complete a full 180 credits at Level 7. -
MSc
Part-time
12 months
English
May 2020
Online
 
University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

The central theme of the Master in Environmental engineering: Earth Resources Engineering is the conscientious stewardship of our finite natural resources, namely minerals, fu ... +

The central theme of the Master in Environmental engineering: Earth Resources Engineering is the conscientious stewardship of our finite natural resources, namely minerals, fuels, energy, water, and land. Students taking ERE will attain a broad background in environmental engineering and earth resources covering water resources, pollution prevention, energy, resource economics, recycling, waste and bio-waste valorization, alternative and renewable raw materials, reclamation, and health. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
 
University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
Narragansett, USA

If your goal is to enter or advance in the ocean-science workforce, holding a Master of Oceanography (M.O.) degree can prove you possess the skills, experience, and credential ... +

If your goal is to enter or advance in the ocean-science workforce, holding a Master of Oceanography (M.O.) degree can prove you possess the skills, experience, and credentials that employers will notice, respect and value. Those who earn an M.O. are more than well-versed in current issues and practices, they are recognized as accomplished and proven professionals. The program combines traditional academic studies with professional experience to provide a distinct advantage in the job market. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Boston, USA

With an MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences, your career options are endless. Private, public, and nonprofit sectors demand professionals with advanced technical sk ... +

With an MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences, your career options are endless. Private, public, and nonprofit sectors demand professionals with advanced technical skills who can organize and analyze spatial data sets. From governmental planning, defense, and transportation departments; to environmental, resource management, and public safety agencies; to consulting firms, research labs, and academia, your skills are in demand. -
MA
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
German University of Technology in Oman
Muscat, Oman

The Master of Science in Applied Geosciences provides students with theoretical and technical expertise in hydrogeology, petroleum geology, and mineral resources geology.

The Master of Science in Applied Geosciences provides students with theoretical and technical expertise in hydrogeology, petroleum geology, and mineral resources geology. -
MSc
Part-time
6 semesters
English
Oct 2020
05 Jul 2020
Campus
 
UQAR
Rimouski, Canada +1 More

The MSc trains scientists to understand the dynamics of the marine system in a multidisciplinary and comprehensive way.

The MSc trains scientists to understand the dynamics of the marine system in a multidisciplinary and comprehensive way. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
French
11 Jan 2021
14 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

This Master focuses on one of the most applied aspects of geology, such as the exploration of geological resources, with the aim of reinforcing the professional focus of postg ... +

This Master focuses on one of the most applied aspects of geology, such as the exploration of geological resources, with the aim of reinforcing the professional focus of postgraduate studies and increasing the employability of graduates. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
29 May 2020
Campus
 
Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany

EAGLE is an international English language M.Sc. program offered at the University of Würzburg, Germany. It is focusing on Applied Earth Observation and Geoanalysis for the en ... +

EAGLE is an international English language M.Sc. program offered at the University of Würzburg, Germany. It is focusing on Applied Earth Observation and Geoanalysis for the environment. The goal of EAGLE is to strengthen the practical use of applied Earth Observation in research, planning, and decision making, and to unlock the full potential of remote sensing data analyses in your desired field of application. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
12 Oct 2020
Campus
 
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå, Sweden

This program will provide the students with cutting edge knowledge in exploration and mining geology used by earth scientists active in the exploration and mining of metals an ... +

This program will provide the students with cutting edge knowledge in exploration and mining geology used by earth scientists active in the exploration and mining of metals and minerals. The program covers aspects necessary for an environmentally aware geoscientist. The teaching is in English and the program offers two specializations for the students; exploration and environmental geosciences. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
United Arab Emirates University College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Master of Science Program at UAE University are the first of its kind in the region. It is designed to provide you with t ... +

The Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Master of Science Program at UAE University are the first of its kind in the region. It is designed to provide you with the theoretical background and practical skills to start or advance your career in remote sensing and GIS. Our curriculum has been specifically developed to suit students from diverse academic backgrounds and professional occupations. No prior remote sensing or GIS experience is required to excel in the program. (Total credit hours is 30 for thesis and 34 for no-thesis). -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia

The Master of Earth and Environmental Sciences is for students who wish to extend their knowledge and diversify their skill base within a range of sub-disciplines of the Earth ... +

The Master of Earth and Environmental Sciences is for students who wish to extend their knowledge and diversify their skill base within a range of sub-disciplines of the Earth and Environmental Sciences, and in particular, Environmental Science, Geology and Physical Geography. This degree will serve as a refresher programme for graduates wishing to explore specific combinations of topics in greater detail; a programme for professionals already practising aspects of Earth and Environmental Sciences seeking additional analytical skills, and as a stepping stone for graduates intending to proceed to a higher degree by research, upon completion of the programme. With the appropriate qualifications and laboratory skills, you can be awarded advanced standing for these preparatory subjects. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Prague, Czech Republic

Environmental Geosciences graduates will gain the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of Earth sciences, specifically in the field of geology, environmental geochemi ... +

Environmental Geosciences graduates will gain the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of Earth sciences, specifically in the field of geology, environmental geochemistry (e.g., environmental contamination), environmental hydrogeology and paleoecology (e.g., global climate development). -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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