Specific MGS Course Requirements and Recommendations

1. Course credits for completion of a Ph.D. in MGS: Whereas the RSMAS requirement is for 24 course credits, the MGS program requires a total of 36 course credits for the Ph.D. Of these, 3 course credits must be from outside of the MGS course curriculum.

2. Course credits for completion of an M.S.: 24 course credits that may all be from the MGS course curriculum.

3. MGS Student Seminar course MGS 701. All M.S. and Ph.D. students are required to participate regularly in this course throughout their residency and must register for it (1 credit) one time to graduate. 

4. First-year course recommendations: It is strongly recommended that all first year students should enroll in at least 3 of the following 4 courses: Earth Surface Systems MGS 611, Introduction to Geochemistry MGS 613, Introduction to Geophysics MGS 614, and Paleoclimatology  MGS 776.