Dear Students,

Welcome to the Department of Earth & Environment! We’re pleased you’ve chosen to study here, and we welcome you to the community. We’ll do everything we can to make your time here successful. The Department takes great pride in its graduate students and will work with you to help you accomplish your research goals. In return, we expect you to hold your work to the highest possible standards.

Graduate school can be an extraordinarily rewarding experience. It can also be challenging, confusing, and demanding. We’ve put together this handbook to give you some guidance through Department and Graduate School requirements for your respective Master’s programs. You should also carefully read the sections of the BU Graduate School Bulletin to familiar yourself with policies, regulations, and deadlines. Finally, this handbook introduces resources available to you in the Department and at BU. We’ll help make your graduate studies go smoothly, but ultimately you must be responsible for satisfactorily completing the work for your degree.

If you have questions at any time, please feel free to bring them to us and to Lauren Consalvo, Department Administrator.


Guido Salvucci, Chair

Andrew Kurtz, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

James Baldwin, Senior Lecturer and Director of Master’s Programs

The Master's Student Handbook