An applicant for admission to the Teachers in Geosciences (TIG) program must hold a bachelor's degree from a fully recognized four-year educational institution that has unconditional accreditation with appropriate regional accrediting agencies.
Admission is based primarily on past performance and letters of recommendation. Regular admission to graduate study in the Master of Geosciences program requires a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. Please note that the GRE is not required for admission into this program.
Follow the guide below to ensure that you complete all that is necessary for taking courses in the Teachers in Geosciences (TIG) program at Mississippi State University.
- Fill out the online Application for Admission. The application requires a Statement of Purpose and the names and email addresses of 3 individuals submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. A form will be provided to your recommenders for completion.
- Submit a $60.00 or $80.00 international (non-refundable) application fee, payable online.
- Submit one official transcript from the awarding institution of your undergraduate degree, and one official transcript from each school/university attended after earning the bachelor's degree.
Office of the Graduate School
P.O Box G
Mississippi State, MS 39762-5507
Official transcripts being sent electronically (eScripted) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Transfer Credit Requirements
The Department of Geosciences does not accept prior credit for any of the Teacher in Geosciences Program (TIG) courses. Due to the nature of this program (science content PLUS educational applications), course work taken from other schools will not be accepted in lieu of any of the courses offered in this program. However, course substitution is allowed using the Advanced "+30 courses" when an individual is already proficient in a specific geoscience discipline.