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The MS program

The MS program is a 2-year program with guaranteed financial support by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH). Students may also opt to earn an embedded MS while pursuing a PhD. In this case, courses are double-counted and the student writes a Master's thesis in addition to a PhD dissertation. MS students admitted into the PhD program will take the Qualifying Exam in the fourth term of their graduate program.

See the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies for Rackham's rules on admissions, registration, degree requirements, and the awarding of degrees.