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Est. Total Tuition/Fees $12,338
Credits Required 32
Delivery Classroom
Campus Locations 31
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Online courses have a set cost per credit. Online credits are not counted as part of your total credits shown in the university tuition table. Total tuition is based on current rates and tuition rates are subject to change without notice.

Cost Per Credit $0
Total for 32 credits $12,338
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Estimated total tuition is based on current rates and student fees for a Utah resident. Tuition rates subject to change. Some courses may have additional fees.

credits/semester $2,111
Total for 6 semesters $12,338
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In addition to the degree specific course requirements, there may be additional requirements for this degree. Visit the department website or speak with an advisor to determine what courses are needed in order to graduate.

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Courses for this degree take place in classrooms throughout our network of campuses. These courses may be available through Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) which are broadcast to classrooms or courses may take place in the classroom where broadcasts originate. For more information about this and other delivery types, visit our course delivery page.

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Potential Careers

  • Energy (oil gas coal geothermal)
  • Government agencies
  • Regulation
  • Environmental consulting
  • Natural hazards assessment (earthquakes landslide etc.)


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Master of Science in
Applied Environmental Geoscience

Offered by one of the most venerable departments at USU, applied environmental geoscience is a broadly-utilized degree program that emphasizes interdisciplinary coursework in two track options: Energy and Environmental. This terminal degree program requires a combination of advanced courses selected from geology offerings, as well from other units. Students complement traditional geology courses with courses in soils, watershed, and engineering in order to acquire a competitive background to obtain employment in the energy extractive industries or environmental assessment and remediation fields.

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Please call (800) 233-2137 or send an email to

Dr. W. David Liddell

Fall 2011

  • GEO 5510: Groundwater Geology
  • GEO 6400: Graduate Seminar in Sedimentary Geology (Advanced Stratigraphy)*
  • GEO 6540: Quantitative Methods
  • ENVS 6900: Grad Special Topics

Spring 2012

  • GEO 6660: Applied Geophysics*
  • GEO 6680: Paleoclimate**
  • ENVS 6900: Grad Special Topics
  • WATS 6920: Geographic Information Systems

Summer 2012

  • GEO 6900: Graduate Internship/Coop

Fall 2012

  • GEO 5530: Petroleum Systems*
  • GEO 6400: Graduate Seminar in Sedimentary Geology (Advanced Sedimentary Petrology)*
  • ENVS 6530: Natural Resources Administration**
  • GEO 6620: Global Geophysics*
  • ENVS 6900: Grad Special Topics
  • WATS 6930: Geographic Information Systems

Spring 2013

  • GEO 5600: Geochemistry
  • GEO 6350: Graduate Seminar in Paleontology and Paleoecology (Vertebrate Paleontology)**
  • GEO 6640: Seismology*
  • ENVS 6900: Grad Special Topics

Summer 2013

  • GEO 6970:  Thesis

*Energy Track Only     **Environmental Track Only