Search The Lowell Professional Programs The Lowell Professional Programs are designed to accommodate working professionals in the mineral resources industry.
View Program of Study Purpose Statement The Geology Program offers a thesis-based, multidisciplinary MS degree in Geology with the objective of educating students for success in the private sector, government employment, or further pursuit of graduate studies.
During the two-year program, students use geological, geobiological, geophysical, geochemical, and numerical-modeling techniques to examine geological problems and develop explanations for the processes that produced them.
Students learn to study what is known about a subject and then identify what is not yet understood. They then write this work into a thesis and present and defend their work in a public session.
In many cases, the thesis is then turned into a published journal article. The program requires that students develop a breadth in their understanding of geology, taking MS-level courses in at least three of four major subdisciplines in earth sciences and academic courses overall.
The course work allows the student to expand his or her understanding of geology, both in breadth and in depth. By the end of the first year, the student should have the geological base to begin work on a thesis. The thesis represents a significant contribution to the science and typically involves a year or more of concentrated effort.
Students from the program have the opportunity to do internships with companies in the mining or petroleum industries and with government agencies. Graduates have found employment in all aspects of geology, from extractive industries to environmental geology, government agencies, and academia.
Student Learning Outcomes Summarize current research questions and approaches in one or more subfields in Earth sciences.
Write at least one research proposal that presents a testable hypothesis, outlines the types of data needed to test the hypothesis, and describes how the collected data will be used to test the hypothesis Demonstrate the ability to evaluate literature in three of the four sub-disciplines of hard rock, soft rock, geophysics, and quaternary geology.
Demonstrate facility in a variety of research methods and subsequent data analysis related to their research. Demonstrate mastery of the material and an ability to communicate the results and significance by presenting their research orally or in poster format.
Communicate the results of research carried out independently or as part of a team via publication of peer-reviewed articles, maps, meeting abstracts, technical reports and as a thesis.
Critically evaluate the literature and place their scholarship into the broad context of subject knowledge in geology. Write a thesis in which the motivation for the research is outlined, methods are described, data and interpretations are clearly separated, prior work is appropriately referenced, and the significance of the work is articulated.
Details on admission requirements are included in the online application. Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy Individual program admission requirements include:A post-graduate education and training program for geologists in the mineral industry.
Contact Us. Search form. The focus is on continuing education, non-thesis master’s degrees, practical and intensive field courses, and distance learning, both live and on-demand. Lowell Program in Economic Geology. The University of Arizona.
Dr. Stephen J. Reynolds is Professor of Geology at Arizona State University. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, Steve spent 10 years directing the University.
For her M.S. thesis, she mapped all of the Phoenix Mountains, except for a previously mapped area around Squaw Peak.
She compiled a geologic map of the entire. The University of Arizona Theses and Dissertations completed after Spring, Erich The geology of alluvial fans in Arizona M.S.
86p. Mizer, Jason D. Uranium-lead geochronology of magmatism in The Central Mining District, New Mexico. PrePub Thesis 57p.
PDF; Moger, Seth Raynor The geology of the west central portion of. The Geology Program offers a thesis-based, multidisciplinary MS degree in Geology with the objective of educating students for success in the private sector, government employment, or further pursuit of graduate studies.
The University of Arizona (UA) is the flagship institution in the State of Arizona and offers graduate programs in more than areas of study. Graduate programs of study are described here in our Graduate Catalog and Program Descriptions.
This report contains a comprehensive list of theses and dissertations, completed between and , on Arizona geology and related subjects, such as hydrology. The compilation includes a main list of theses and dissertations, alphabetized by author, and two supplementary indexes.