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East Tennessee State University

Department of Geosciences

Johnson City, TN

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East Tennessee State University / Department of Geosciences is located in Johnson City, TN, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Geographic information systems
Master of Science (MS) Geospatial analysis
Master of Science (MS) Paleontology

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in geosciences or related discipline, minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, resume, two-page letter that discusses career goals and specific academic and research interests
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5, personal essay

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Vertebrate paleontology; volcanology; soils and geological engineering; geological hazards stemming from volcanoes and tsunamis and the sociological responses; applications of geospatial analysis to meteorology, weather and climate, and geomorphology/watershed management; shallow surface geophysics, sedimentology, and stratigraphy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 70357
322 Ross Hall
Johnson City, TN  37614-1709
United States
Contact Arpita Nandi
Phone: 423-439-6086
Fax: 423-439-7520

East Tennessee State University