The B.S./M.S. program combines the undergraduate Bachelor of Science with the with the Master of Science in Geology. Students earn Indiana University degrees from the Department of Earth Sciences.
The Department of Earth Sciences teaches the importance, application, and relevance of earth sciences in modern society. IUPUI's program has the added benefit of being located in the largest job market in Indiana and located within two hours of the Cincinnati and Louisville area. We have used our location to build partnerships with other researchers, government leaders, and private industry.
The faculty and staff of the department provide an environment where students at all levels can explore, discover, and learn earth sciences through coursework and research. Undergraduates have many opportunities to get involved in research through scholarships, internships, and other funding sources. Our research faculty provide a wide range of diversity across the geosciences not available at many other state and private institutions. Most importantly, our Center for Earth and Environmental Science brings together campus, industry, and government stakeholders to conduct research and outreach related to environmental issues in Indiana.
You’ll apply to the graduate program in early spring of your junior year. Upon acceptance, you’ll prepare a research and course plan in consultation with your advisor academic advisor. You can also elect to complete a non-thesis M.S. degree.
Research reading and data collection begins in the summer before your senior year and will be completed in the following summer. The fifth year of study is devoted to graduate course work and completion of the M.S. thesis research, or M.S. non-thesis coursework.