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  • PSM & Certificate in Environmental Geology - A Nearly All Online Geology Degree

PSM & Certificate in Environmental Geology - A Nearly All Online Geology Degree

Download your Environmental Geology Program Guide Download guide

Join a growing job field with an online geology degree

Growing scientific and technological innovations, and the search for ways to understand the environmental impact of that growth, means an increasing need for geoscience professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for environmental geologists is expected to grow 15-21 percent by 2022, adding more than 17,000 jobs by 2022.

An environmental geologist’s duties might include:

  • Studying geophysical events such as groundwater movement to evaluate subsurface contaminate transport and remediation efforts.
  • Performing site analysis using maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery, geochemical surveys and other data.
  • Assessing potential geophysical impacts to the environment by impending development projects and waste disposal.
  • Overseeing lab work space, field resources or materials procurement.
  • Preparing and presenting reports on findings for government officials, businesses or the public.

What jobs can I get with an environmental geology degree? 

Environmental geologists apply their knowledge to a variety of industries, including engineering firms, environmental remediation firms, environmental consulting firms, oil and mining companies, and state or local government entities such as geological surveys or environmental agencies.

what can you do with an online geology degree?

Is a master's in environmental geology degree right for me?

KU’s professional science graduate programs are designed for students interested in a wide range of environmental issues. These programs combine physical and natural science with project management and communications training to develop science professionals with the skills to accurately collect and clearly communicate data, as well as successfully lead teams.

You may complete the majority of your coursework online, with only three on-site, one-credit-hour, day or weekend workshops covering field and laboratory methods.

What environmental geology graduate programs are available at KU?

KU offers two options for professional science graduate programs in environmental geology. All classes are online except for the field & laboratory workshops.

See the choices below and download the program guides for more information. Each guide provides the program’s curriculum, career paths, admissions information, tuition and more.

Find out which professional science graduate program is right for you. Learn More

find the right masters degree geology online
at the University of Kansas in Overland Park

Learn more about the Environmental Geology program director, Marcia Schulmeister.

Why a KU graduate geology degree?


  • Classes offered online, with three in-person field workshops
  • GRE not required for 3.0 and above undergrad GPAs
  • Graduate certificate option


  • Credentialed, experienced faculty
  • Globally recognized academics
  • KU is one of 34 members of AAU


  • Courses designed for science and technology professionals
  • Learn it today, use it tomorrow
  • Versatile skillset designed for use in your scientific field

Download your Environmental Geology Program Guide Download guide

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Dr. Marcia Schulmeister, Ph.D., P.G.
Director and Teaching Professor
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