Graduate Programs

The Department of Geology offers the following programs; Master of Arts or Master of Science in geology, an option in geohydrology, Certificate in Hydrogeology, Certificate in Environmental Geology, Certificate in Engineering Geology, and the Ph.D. degree in the School of the Environment.

M.A./M.S. Program

The M.A./M.S. program is designed to train geology students beyond the baccalaureate degree for professional employment or for advanced graduate work. 

Certificate in Engineering Geology

This Certificate is designed for professionals and students interested in the field of engineering geology. It can represent a portion of a professional geologist’s training, as well as a portion of the background needed by registered professional engineering geologists in the state of Oregon. Practicing geologists can use this Certificate, which indicates added skills and background, for professional development. This Certificate program also can be used towards a graduate degree.

Certificate in Environmental Geology

This Certificate is designed for professionals and students interested in the field of environmental geology. It can represent a portion of a professional geologist’s training, as well as a portion of the background needed by registered geologists in the state of Oregon. Practicing geologists can use this Certificate, which indicates added skills and background, for professional development. This Certificate program can also be used towards a graduate degree.

Certificate in Hydrogeology

This Certificate is designed for professionals and students interested in the field of hydrogeology. It can represent a portion of a professional geologist’s recognized training, as well as a portion of the background needed by registered geologists in the state of Oregon. Practicing geologists can use this Certificate, which indicates added skills and background, for professional development. This Certificate program also may be used toward a graduate degree.

Earth, Environment, & Society Doctoral Program

Geology participates in the Earth, Environment, & Society Doctoral Program. Specialized studies in hydrogeology, geomicrobiology, environmental geology, engineering geology, geomechanics, glaciology, and applied stratigraphy, along with multidisciplinary environmental science courses and seminars, will partially fulfill the requirements for the Ph.D. See Earth, Environment and Society Ph.D. for information relative to the Ph.D. program in Earth, Environment, & Society.