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Boston College

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Chestnut Hill, MA

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Overview

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences / Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is located in Chestnut Hill, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

59
Applied
18
Accepted
9
Enrolled
31%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd Yes

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 2
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

23
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.35%
Unknown 34.78%

Gender

Male (43%)
Female (56%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Coastal and estuarine processes, earthquake and exploration seismology, environmental geology and geophysics, earth surface processes, paleoclimate, groundwater hydrology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, dynamics and processes of sedimentary systems, plate tectonics, structural geology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467-3800
United States
Contact Dr. Ethan Baxter
Chairperson
Email: ethan.baxter@bc.edu
Phone: 617-552-3670

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