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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--CLOSED
  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.  ​

Advisor: Dr. M. Hassan Rezaie Boroon ([email protected])

It 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 ([email protected])

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.  

How To Apply:  

  1. Contact the appropriate Graduate Program Advisor (see above). 
  2. Complete the Cal State Apply Application and submit required documents to the Admissions Office. Follow university admission checklist. 

Fall 2022 Applicants:  

MS in Environmental Science, MS in Geological Sciences, or MA in Geography                     

Cal State Apply Filing Period opens October 1, 2021 through March 15, 2022 

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.

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