American Univesity of Beirut

Graduate Programs


The Department of Geology offers programs leading to the degree of Master of Science in certain areas of the vast field of geological sciences. Students wishing to enroll in this program must complete a B.S. degree in Geological Sciences from a recognized university and be able to meet admissions requirements at AUB.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Master of Science program in Geology provides graduate students with many skills in research methods, advanced knowledge, communication skills, proficiency, and ethical research conducts. In our Department, we aim at promoting personal growth and development in addition to educational significance. Our graduates get extensive experience through field studies and sampling methods, instrumentation, training both in the laboratory and related organizations. Our Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are consistent with those of similar graduate programs in many accredited US institutions and universities.

Learning Outcomes for the Master of Science in Geology Program:

​Master Graduate students are able to:

  1. Analyze qualitative and quantitative information while conducting research in Geology. 
  2. Recognize core concepts, research methods, and theories related to the Earth and its resources. 
  3. Conduct independent research for a specific area in terms of its geological history, present geotectonic setting, and its resources.
  4. Facilitate community engagement in Earth and environmental issues.
  5. Demonstrate scholarly communication skills in a well-structured scientific format that complies with high standards to serve their discipline. 
  6. ​Apply professionalism and ethical conduct in Geology. ​

​MS Degree-Graduate Program

Candidates pursuing the Master of Science program in geology must complete seven graduate courses (21 cr.) and a thesis (9 cr.). Students may select courses from the graduate courses offered in the department according to their fields of interest. Note that the GRE general test is required for admission, but the GRE subject test is no longer required.


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