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Baylor Grad School's requirements for the MS degree in Geology

From the Baylor Graduate School Handbook, p. 135, (


To be qualified for admission to graduate study with a major in geology, students must have completed a minimum of twenty-four semester hours of undergraduate geology, including the equivalent of GEO 3342, 3427, 3430, 3435, and 3445. The Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE) is required within the last five years. A proficiency in the other sciences and mathematics, equivalent to that required for the bachelor’s degree in geology (Calculus I and II, two semesters of chemistry, and two semesters of physics) is expected of graduate students in geology.

For the M.S. degree, at least twelve semester hours of credit must be earned from 5000- level courses, excluding 5V99, as part of the graduate program. No more than six semester hours of credit may be earned in special problems, 5V90. GEO 5050 is required for four semesters during residency. A thesis (GEO 5V99 for six semester hours) is required of all students. An oral examination is required.

The Geology Department web page lists the following requirements:

"To be qualified for admission to graduate study the student must have completed a bachelor's degree in geology or related discipline with an overall grade-point average of 2.7 and 3.0 in the major. The GRE test is required. Requirements for the master's degree are 30 semester hours of graduate courses including 6 semester hours of thesis. A minimum of 12 semester hours (excluding thesis hours) must be 5000-level courses."

The document "Policy and Guidelines for Geology Graduate and Undergraduate Students at Baylor University" is available at

Minimum requirements for MS students in structural geology are listed at

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