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California State University, Long Beach
Geological Sciences

Master of Science in Geology

The Department of Geological Sciences offers a comprehensive program of courses coupled with appropriate thesis projects leading to the Master of Science in Geology. Within geology, students specialize in any of a number of sub-disciplines including environmental geochemistry, hydrogeology, marine geology, petrology, paleontology, petroleum geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural and field geology, geophysics, and paleoclimatology.

Students may include in their studies courses offered by other departments at CSULB. Interested students are encouraged to contact faculty in their intended areas of study and research. A listing of current Faculty research can be found on the Faculty research page. A listing of current Graduate students and their thesis research topics can be found on the Masters Students page.

Financial aid in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and the Johnson-Conrey Fellowships is also available.

Contact the Department Graduate Advisor ( or go to the CSULB Catalog for more information regarding the program.

How to Apply