Course Work and Prerequisites
- Bachelor’s degree
- Competency in geosciences, possibly including geophysics, natural hazards, hydrogeology or hydrology, and field geology. Students lacking this background can take upper-level and graduate courses to fulfill this requirement with advisor approval.
Our 30-credit program is interdisciplinary in nature and designed to accommodate students from a wide variety of backgrounds and research areas.
Required core courses
- GE5994 International Geological Practicum
- GE5001 Intercultural Natural Hazards Communication in Latin America
- FW5770 Rural Community Development and Planning Analysis
- SS5201 Cultural Dimensions of International Immersion and Research
- Minimum 2 credits research directly related to your Peace Corps assignment
The remainder of your graduate course work (16 credits) will be in areas related to your professional interests. These classes are meant to prepare you for volunteer assignments and research, and selection will be done under the direction of your graduate committee. Visit the department courses page to get an idea of the courses available (although this list is departmental courses, students are allowed and encouraged to take courses from other departments). You can also apply up to 2 credits of a language (French or Spanish) to your degree.