A total of 32 credit hours is required and obtained by the following:
GEO 360: Groundwater Geology
GEO 410: Seminar in Hydrogeology Research
GEO 435: Introduction to Groundwater Modeling
GEO 439: Aqueous Geochemistry
GEO 456: Problems in Environmental Geology (summer)
GEO 488: Graduate Topics in Hydrogeology
Four credits (minimum) up to six credits of thesis research (GEO 499)
At least 8 credit hours in 300/400 level courses
You are required to conduct original research that leads to a Master's thesis. This research is conducted each semester in the program and for timely graduation, it must continue during the summer terms.
A thesis proposal approved by the research advisor, thesis committee, and graduate advisor must be on file with the Graduate School prior to enrolling in Thesis Research (GEO 499). The thesis committee consists of the research advisor and at least two additional graduate faculty members.
After completion of all coursework and the thesis, a final oral thesis defense is administered by the thesis committee. The defense is open to all graduate faculty members.