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Graduate Programs


Take a deeper dive into geology

The graduate programs offered by the Department of Geology can be tailored to your interests and career goals. You can choose a thesis or a non-thesis option, and you can pursue coursework from a wide range of specialized areas of study:

  • Hydrogeology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Petrology
  • Sedimentology
  • Structural geology

Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in exciting faculty research projects and apply for graduate assistantships. You’ll graduate with the specialized skills and hands-on experience you need to take your career to the next level.

Master of Science in Geology

SFA’s Master of Science in geology includes a thesis and a non-thesis option and lets students explore the different major fields of geologic study to gain a deeper understanding of the Earth’s geological processes.

Master of Science in Natural Science - emphasis in geology

Students pursuing the Master of Science in Natural Science with a concentration in geology have a thesis or a non-thesis option. In this interdisciplinary program, students have access to research areas and advanced laboratories to supplement their learning.



Department of Geology

Physical Address:
Miller Science Building 
Room 301

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13011, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962