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Idaho State University

Department of Geosciences

Pocatello, ID

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Idaho State University

Overview

Idaho State University / Department of Geosciences is located in Pocatello, ID.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geology with emphasis in environmental geoscience
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Master of Natural Science (MNS) Geology
Master of Science (MS) Geographic information science
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Geotechnology
Master of Science (MS) Geophysics/hydrology/geology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum 50th percentile in 2 sections)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral colloquium
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Minimum 19 credits

Admissions

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st June 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum 50th percentile in 2 sections)
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation
Additional Entrance Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, bachelor's degree, statement of goals

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

45
Total Graduate Students
44%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
55%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.11%

Gender

Male (60%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Quantitative field mapping and sampling: microscopic, geochemical, and isotopic analysis of rocks, minerals and water; remote sensing, geographic information systems, and global positioning systems: environmental and watershed management; surficial and fluvial processes: landscape change; regional tectonics, structural geology; planetary geology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 921 South 8th Avenue, Unit 8072
Pocatello, ID  83209-8072
United States
Contact Dr. David Rodgers
Chairman
Email: rodgdavi@isu.edu
Phone: 208-282-3365
Fax: 208-282-4414