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Professional Programs & Certifications

The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences offers several programs designed to enhance the skills of professionals working in industry.

Professional Master’s Program with Specializations in Petroleum Geosciences

This program provides working professionals the opportunity to earn their M.S. in Geology or Geophysics without interrupting their careers. Courses are held on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. The degree curricula are designed respectively with specializations in Petroleum Geology or Geophysics.
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Online M.S. Degrees NEW

These fully online subplans incorporate the current non-thesis M.S. degree plans in Geology and Geophysics and current capstone-based M.S. degrees with specializations in Petroleum Geology and Petroleum Geophysics.
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Micro-Credentials (Stackable Credentials) NEW

These professional development courses are now taught as micro-credentials in 15-hour equivalent badges (one-credit hour).
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Earth and Environmental Data Science Certificate NEW

This certificate program educates next-generation geoscientists who can use data science tools to solve scientific and societal problems. It is available to both graduate students and non-degree seeking professionals.
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Environmental Science Certificate NEW

This certificate program addresses the increasing need for environmental science training due to global climate change, population growth, anthropogenic activities, degrading natural resources and ecosystems. It is available to both graduate students and non-degree seeking professionals.
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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Certification

This graduate certificate in Geographical Information Systems provides students with knowledge and experience to compete and work in the field of GIS both in public and private sector.
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Hydrogeology Certification

The Hydrogeology Certificate of Completion is available to both graduate students and non-degree seeking professionals. This certificate is designed for professionals who wish to be recognized as having a broad background in the area of hydrogeology without completion of an advanced degree.
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