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Graduate Pathway in Hydrogeology

INTO Illinois State University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 27,600

Course Accredited By

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Pathway Programme
Graduate Pathway program offering the academic foundation, essential language skills and GMAT/GRE test preparation to successfully move on to master’s degrees.
An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Hydrogeology will prepare the student to enter their next semester of a master’s degree program at Illinois State University.
  • Students will have the opportunity to explore interests within almost any aspect of the hydrologic cycle.
  • Students can participate in research such as the impact of humans and global change in hydrologic and water resource systems.
  • The program offers the core curriculum of required courses that allow our graduates to claim the title of hydrogeologist.
  • Students can choose from one- to two-semester Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to Illinois State provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.
  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Accelerated

  • Start dates January August
  • Program length 1 Semester

Standard

  • Start dates January August
  • Program length 2 Semesters

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • August 2023

Standard
Age requirement

  • 17

Academic requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0 and at least 2 semesters of Chemistry, 2 semesters of Physics, and 2 semesters of Calculus. Applicants who do not have all of the following courses in their background will need to complete any they lack during their program: Mineralogy; Petrology; Structual Geology; Sedimentology; Stratigraphy; and a multi-week field course.

English language entry requirements

  • 2 Semesters: TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 95.

Accelerated
Age requirement

  • 17

Academic requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0 and at least 2 semesters of Chemistry, 2 semesters of Physics, and 2 semesters of Calculus. Applicants who do not have all of the following courses in their background will need to complete any they lack during their program: Mineralogy; Petrology; Structual Geology; Sedimentology; Stratigraphy; and a multi-week field course.

English language entry requirements

  • 1 Semester: TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, or Duolingo 105.
  • 32 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 20 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • IDS 403 Writing for Academic Purposes 3 Credits
  • IDS 405 Reading for Academic Purposes 3 Credits
  • GEO 360 Groundwater 3 Credits
  • GEO 410 Seminar in Hydrogeology Research 3 Credits
  • Total 12 Credits

Semester 2

  • IDS 401 Advanced Writing for Graduate Students 3 Credits
  • GEO 435 Introduction to Groundwater Modeling 3 Credits
  • GEO 439 Aqueous Geochemistry3 Credits
  • Total 9 Credits

Notes * These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Additional Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Geology or completion of the following courses:
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Structural Geology
  • Sedimentology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Multi-week field course
  • Two semesters of Chemistry
  • Two semesters of Physics
  • Two semesters of Calculus
  • Accelerated 
  • Tuition Fees: 1 Semester $15890 
  • Standard
  • Tuition Fees: 2 Semesters $27600

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