The M.A. program in geology offers advanced instruction and research experience in a wide array of subjects in earth and environmental sciences. Depending on the interests of the student, the degree program can include lectures, laboratory work, field work, seminars, and teaching. Thesis research may be conducted in such areas as classical geology, including petrology, sedimentology, geochemistry, and paleontology; geotechnology, including GIS and remote sensing; and environmental science, including groundwater hydrology, environmental chemistry, and aquatic pollution.
The M.A. degree prepares students for employment in university-based laboratories, in environmental and geological consulting companies, in such governmental regulatory agencies as the EPA, NYDOE, and NPS, in state and federal survey departments, and in urban planning agencies. It also provides masters-level research training for earth science teachers. Our M.A. degree prepares students to pursue a doctoral degree at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York or at another university of their choice, and to teach and research at the college and university level.