Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Geology?
Geology is the study of the Earth as a physical system and as the foundation for all life on the planet. A graduate degree in Geology provides students with coursework and experience beyond the undergraduate degree to help them prepare for a professional career. The M.S. degree in Geology at Southern Miss allows students to focus on a range of topics while gaining experience with faculty members and conducting their own thesis research.
What Will I Learn?
Students in the M.S. program in Geology can take graduate courses in environmental geology, structural geology, petroleum geology, paleontology, and marine geology. Students who graduate with an M.S. in Geology are well prepared for a wide range of professions. Many of our alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers in the oil and gas industry, mining, resource management, and environmental analysis.
A Broad Graduate Foundation in Geology
Southern Miss Geology offers students a wide variety of courses and field experiences that will prepare them well in their post-graduate careers. Most courses contain lab and field components that reinforce their classroom learning. Geology faculty members represent all of the major sub-fields within the discipline and geology students can choose from a broad range of courses according to their interests.
|Geology (Professional Geology) MS||Hattiesburg|
- Petroleum Geology
- Environmental Geology
- Hydrology and Water Management
- Academic Research
- Engineering Geology
- Michael Rasmussen (M.S. Geology 2015)
Environmental Geologist; Haley and Aldrich; Cincinnati, Ohio
- Daniel Winkler (M.S. Geology 2017)
Naval Oceanographic Operations; Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
- Theresa Woehnker (M.S. Geology 2018)
Staff Geologist; Spectrum Environmental Services; Birmingham, Alabama