Highlights & Reminders

The faculty in Geography-Earth Science wish all of you a productive and safe summer!  For those of you working at your internships, keep up the hard work. Make us proud!  When you get a chance, share some photos with the department Facebook page and let us know what you are up to.  Click here: https://www.facebook.com/ShipGeoESS

Fall Classes Begin Soon

Just a reminder, fall classes begin on Monday August 24, 2015.  If you have any questions about your fall class schedule, please contact the office and someone will be able to assist you.  The office phone number is 477-1685.  

2015 Department Photo Contest: 

Don't forget, each fall we will run our student-faculty-alumni photo contest!  So get some great shots this summer.  Be thinking about all those awesome Geo/ESS themes!


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Contact

Geography & Earth Science Department
104 Shearer Hall
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Phone: 717-477-1685
Fax: 717-477-4029
Email: geog@ship.edu

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Alumni

Please take a moment to fill out our Alumni Survey!

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Graduate Admissions and Program Requirements


Students apply for the graduate program in Geoenvironmental Studies directly through the graduate admissions office.  To apply, students must complete an application form and make arrangements for all undergraduate transcripts to be sent.  GRE scores are required for students with an undergraduate GPA less than 2.75.  When complete, application materials are sent to the Geography Earth Science department for evaluation.  While not required, to learn more about the program, it is recommended that prospective students make contact with faculty members they may be interested in working with prior to applying. 

Once admitted, students are required to take at least 36 credits to complete the Masters degree in Geoenvironmental Studies.  Listed below are the specific courses and requirements that must be completed to earn the degree.

  • Students must take GEO 503 Fundamentals of Geoenvironmental Research during the first semester it is offered.
  • Students must take a minimum of 18 credits at the 500 level (graduate), including GEO 503.
  • Students may take a maximum of 12 credits at the 400 level (graduate/undergraduate) for credit towards the MS degree.
  • Students must take a minimum of 3 credits of geotechniques courses at either the 400 or 500 levels.
  • Students may take a maximum of 6 credits outside of the department.
  • Students must complete a thesis (6 credits, GEO 612 and 613) OR a one-semester research project (3 credits, GEO 546 or 548) and internship (6 credits, GEO 609 and 610). These credits count towards the 36 total credits.
  • Students must take and pass the departmental practical exam.

Past examples of theses, one-semester research projects, and practical exams can be found on our research page. Further information on internships can be found here.