Geology (M.S.)

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“The School of Geosciences at UL Lafayette emphasizes the importance of not only doing the work but doing a good job. Faculty and staff are invested in each student's future after graduation. I appreciate that as well as the community vibe that has made me feel at home for the past two years.” 

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Our Master of Science in Geology prepares you to enter the professional field or continue your studies toward a more advanced degree. The following fields are emphasized in coursework and research opportunities:


  • Environmental Geology
  • Geomagnetism
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics including 3D seismic visualization
  • Hydrology
  • Paleontology
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Petrology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Computer Applications
  • Structural Geology

Our location in Lafayette, LA, helps make the School of Geosciences the ideal place to earn your graduate degree in geology. Our master’s degree in geology prepares students for exciting, well-paying, and rewarding careers in areas such as petroleum exploration and environmental geology. We offer a flexible curriculum that can be tailored to each student. All of our courses emphasize the interpretation of geologic data and problem-solving, which makes our students overwhelmingly successful!

Our consistent success in the American Association of Petroleum Geologist’s Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) competition demonstrates that we are the top program in the Gulf Coast region and one of the top programs in the nation in the area of petroleum geology. The IBA petroleum exploration student competition started in 2008, and we won the Gulf Coast section in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2018 beating other universities from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. In 2012, 2014 and 2018 we won the international competition, respectively beating 103, 122 and 168 universities from around the world. UL Lafayette Geology is the only team to win the international IBA competition more than once.

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Geology at UL Lafayette