Master of Science in Professional Science [Geosciences]

Program Coordinator: Dr. Clay Harris
Kirksey Old Main, 322E
Graduate Analyst: Anita Hermes
The Geosciences concentration provides training for students seeking careers as geoscientists in private industry and government agencies, as well as working professionals seeking advanced training in the geosciences. There is a high demand for well-trained and experienced geoscientists in areas such as geographic information systems and environmental geology. The goal of the Geosciences concentration is to provide each student the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to secure employment as a professional geoscientist, and/or to advance into managerial positions within the profession. Students may elect to complete specializations in either Geographic Information Systems or  Environmental Geosystems, or may elect to complete a general Geoscience program of studies.

The Masters of Science in Professional Science combines the business management skills commonly found in the traditional MBA type program with advanced learning in specific science fields. The Professional Science Masters (as it is commonly called) includes a business core with specific concentrations in the areas of actuarial sciences, biotechnology, biostatistics, engineering management, geosciences, and health care informatics.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Professional Science, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)
  • Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Score of 286 or higher.
  • Three letters of recommendation 


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466