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Professional Science Master's in Geoscience

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Geoscience at the Boone Pickens School of Geology (BPSoG) at Oklahoma State University prepares you to meet and exceed the expectation of 21st-century workplace. This coursework-based program provides you with cutting-edge knowledge in geophysics, petroleum geology, hydrogeology, and carbon storage and prepares you to enter the next generation of energy and environment workforce. Complete this 36 credit-hours program in 24 months or less. Cohorts start every fall, spring, and summer.


  • 36 total credit hours total
  • 9 credit hours of core courses. Topics include business ethics, persuasive communication, field methods, and more. 
  • 12 credit hours of track-specific courses. Options include geophysics, petroleum geology, hydrogeology, and carbon storage.
  • 12 credit hours of electives. Domains include business, data science, high performance computing, and more. 
  • 3 credit hours for capstone/internship with a corporate-style report as the final deliverable.

4Program Tracks

Geophysics, Petroleum Geology, Hydrogeology, and Carbon Storage.

The Tracks


Learn to acquire, process, and interpret various kinds of geophysical data for resource characterization through courses in 3D-Interpretation, Rock Physics, Gravity Modeling, AVO Inversion, and more.


Petroleum Geology

Learn principles that guide generation, migration and accumulation of hydrocarbons in conventional and unconventional reservoirs through courses on Petrophysics, Well Logging, Risk Analysis, and more.



Learn how groundwater moves through and accumulates in various kinds of aquifers and how it transports reactive and non-reactive contaminants through courses on hydrodynamics, data analytics, geochemistry, and more.


Carbon Storage

Learn about the science, art and regulations that guide the injection of super-critical CO2 in saline and depleted reservoirs through courses on social licensing, CO2-water-rock interaction, plume migration, and more.


The Experience

PSM-Geoscience is consciously designed to create next-generation leadership in energy and environment. Our courses provide a balanced combination of foundational and frontier knowledge and are delivered by world-renowned domain experts. Our hybrid-format classes provide flexibility to working professionals who want to expand their horizons without compromising on their career demands. Our partnership with prominent professional societies such as Society of Exploration Geophysicists (, and American Association of Petroleum Geologists (, provide our students with an invaluable archive of data and historical knowledge spanning over a century of geoscience’s.



*Exemptions may apply to individuals with relevant industry experience.


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate degree in geology or related field*
  • Completion of geology core courses and required math and science undergraduate courses with a final grade of “C” or better*
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors and/or job supervisors (personal endorsement letters from friends, family or peers are not acceptable) 
  • Statement of purpose (no more than one page) 
Faculty working with students


Test Scores

  • GRE recommended not required. (preferred minimum scores: 150  Verbal, 150 Quantitative, and 3.5 Writing) 
  • International applicants who aren't native English speakers must submit one of the following: 
  • TOEFL-iBT minimum scores of 21/30 in each of the four English skills or a cumulative score of 84/120 
  • IELTS minimum scores of 6.5/9.0 in each of the four English skills or an average score of 6.5/9.0 

Application Deadlines

  • April 1 (Fall admission) 
  • October 1 (Spring admission) 
  • January 1 (Summer admission)


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