Graduate Degree Programs

 

 

Our Programs:

We currently offer two traditional graduate programs and a program in Environmental Science:

  1.  MS in Geological Sciences (Options in Geology or Environmental Hydrogeology)
  2.  MA Geography
  3. MS in Environmental Science (Options in Envrionmental Hydrology, Environmental Biology, Geospatial Sciences & Environmental Engineering) 

The MS in Geological Sciences is focused on hydrogeology and environmental science. Students receive both the theoretical and applied aspects of hydrogeology during their education. Alumni are employed with many consulting and government agencies in southern California and throughout the nation. Graduates may also choose to earn Ph.D.'s at leading universities.  
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The MA in Geography provides an opportunity for students to advance their research skills. It is designed to prepare students for teaching at the community college level, for employment in government and private industry, and for further graduate study in geography.                                                                                                                    Advisor: Dr. Kristine Bezdecny (kbezdec@calstatela.edu)

The MS in Environmental Sciences (click for more information) prepares students for environmental science research, doctoral study, community college teaching, and technical positions in universities, industry, or governmental agencies.  

Program Director/Coordinator: Dr. Jingjing Li (jli104@calstatela.edu)
Advisor: Dr. Jingjing Li  (jli104@calstatela.edu)
Advisor: Dr. Kirsten Fisher (kfisher2@calstatela.edu) - Biology Option   
Advisor: Dr. Gustavo Menezes (gmeneze@calstatela.edu) - Engineering Option
Advisor: Dr. Jingjing Li (jli104@calstatela.edu) - Geospatial Sciences Option

How To Apply:  

  1. Contact the appropriate Graduate Program Advisor (see above). 
  2. Complete the CSUMentor Application and submit required documents to the Admissions Office. Follow university admission checklist. 
  3. Complete the Department Application:
  4. Prepare application packet to be sent to the department. Checklist: Your packet should include--application, transcripts (from all universities attended including CSULA), statement, advisor consent form (thesis option only).
  5.  All application materials should be sent to geosapps@calstatela.edu. 
  6. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to geosapps@calstatela.edu. Two (2) letters are required for the Geography and Geology Programs. Three (3) letters are required for all Environmental Science applicants.
Note: Once the application packet has been sent to the geosapps@calstatela.edu, you will receive an email notifying you that the documents have been received and sent to the appropriate advisor/graduate committee for review. Please contact the advisor for each program in regards to your application status. 

Spring 2020 Applicants:                          

  • Cal State Apply Filing Period is August 1st through October 15, 2019.
  • Deadline to submit the department application and all required documents is Octber 15, 2019. 
  • Transcript Note: You may need to request two copies of college transcripts since the graduate program does not receive a copy of your transcript from Admissions.
  • Make sure to submit all documents requested on page 1 of the program application to geosapps@calstatela.edu.
  • Email is preferred, but you may mail documents to:
California State University, Los Angeles
Department of Geosciences and Environment
5151 State University Drive
KH C-4067
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8203
 

Fall 2020 Applicants:  

MS in Environmental Science                     

·         Cal State Apply Filing Period opens October 1, 2019.

·         NOTE: There is NO separate department application. The department application is integrated in Cal State Apply Q4. Applicants only need to complete the application on Cal State Apply.

MS in Geological Sciences, or MA in Geography                      

·         Cal State Apply Filing Period opens October 1, 2019.

·         Transcript Note: You may need to request two copies of college transcripts since the graduate program does not receive a copy of your transcript from Admissions.

·         Make sure to submit all documents requested on page 1 of the program application to geosapps@calstatela.edu.

·         Email is preferred, but you may mail documents to:

California State University, Los Angeles

Department of Geosciences and Environment

5151 State University Drive

KH C-4067

Los Angeles, CA 90032-8203

 

 

After applying, if you have any questions, contact the appropriate program advisor only and not the Geosciences & Environment Office.