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Master's of Science Degree

The Geosciences Department offers a rigorous graduate program that leads to a Master of Science degree in both Geosciences and Atmospheric Sciences and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geosciences. M.S. degree candidates may specialize in areas within Geology, Geophysics, or Atmospheric Science. At the doctoral level, research emphasis may be placed in any of the sub-disciplines overseen by the student's Graduate Committee.

To begin, peruse the Geosciences Research pages and select a number of faculty members and areas of research that you find of interest. Visit with that faculty member by phone, email, or at a scientific meeting and discuss thesis research topics. Feel free to email additional faculty and graduate students to inquire about graduate studies at Texas Tech University. Be sure to peruse other web pages on the Geosciences Web Site including the Student Club pages, Field Trips pages, and About Us pages.

For specific information about the Masters of Science requirements download the form "Master's of Science Program in Geology" to the right.

General information about Graduate School studies at Texas Tech may be found at theTTU Graduate School web Site.

Download the application for admittance to the Geoscience Department at Texas Tech University.

M.S. Degree forms

Application Form & Procedure for the M.S. Program. This form must be filled out and submitted to the Department of Geosciences, Graduate Advisor. (.doc)

Letter of Recommendation Form. (.doc)


Graduate Student Handbook General handbook describing degree plan, course offerings, and timeline. (.pdf)

Geosciences Master's Of Science Course Plan (.pdf)

Graduate Course Rotation (.pdf)

Geosciences Master's of Science Degree Plan & Admission to Candidacy (.pdf)

Change in degree plan form (.pdf)

Evaluation forms for Proposals/Oral Defenses/Thesis & Dissertations. These forms must be completed by your thesis/dissertation committee and turned into the Graduate Advisor or Geosciences Department Office (.pdf)