Beneath all the wealth of detail in a geological map lies an elegant, orderly, simplicity.
– Tuzo Wilson
Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences. We offer an MS in Geosciences (example of thesis topics: geology, hydrology, or atmospheric science) and an MS in Environmental Science (thesis or PSM). Details regarding course requirements for each degree can be found in the University Catalog, or by contacting the Department Graduate Coordinator Dr. Ann Bykerk-Kauffman.
Application material for admission to graduate programs at CSU, Chico is available online via CSU Mentor.
** We may accept applications until April 1st **
A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships are available in the department. Students awarded TAs conduct laboratories for our general education courses in environmental science (GEOS 130) and geology (GEOS 101), and possibly others depending upon qualifications.
If you wish to apply for a graduate teaching assistantship in the department please email the department and we will send you the appropriate forms. To be considered for a TA as an incoming student we must have all application materials by May 15 for fall semester or November 15 for spring semester and you must be admitted with at least conditionally classified status.
The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences requires a master's thesis. Feel free to contact our graduate faculty members with questions related to your research. We typically use the GSA (Geological Society of America) style guide for all of our thesis and project reports.
If you are pursuing a Professional Science Masters, the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences requires a project. Feel free to contact our PSM Coordinator, Dr. Karin Hoover with questions related to your research.
Thanks again for your interest. If we can answer any questions or be of other help please do not hesitate to contact the graduate coordinator or the department office. The telephone number is (530) 898-5262.