CPG

M.Sc. in Geophysics

Total credit hours required for the Master of Science in Geophysics program is 30 credit hours.
The distribution of credit hours is as follows:

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Geophysics Core Courses9
Geophysics Electives6
Graduate Mathematics3
Free Elective Courses6
Thesis6
Total Credit Hours:30

The Free Elective courses can be taken from any academic department (including Earth Sciences Department) provided the courses are 500-level or higher and approved by the student’s academic advisor. Up to two graduate-level Geophysics elective courses can be substituted with 400-level undergraduate Geophysics courses only after advisor and department approvals. No credit will be given for any 400-level courses taken outside the department.

(A) Core Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Reflection SeismologyGEOP 5013
Potential Theory MethodsGEOP 5023
Solid-Earth GeophysicsGEOP 5033
Graduate Mathematics CourseMATH 5xx3
SeminarGEOP 5990
ThesisGEOP 6106
(B) Geophysics Elective Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Applied Environmental GeophysicsGEOP 5043
Advanced Computational GeophysicsGEOP 5053
Seismic Data AnalysisGEOP 5103
Geophysical InversionGEOP 5153
Geomagnetism & PaleomagnetismGEOP 5203
Electrical MEthodsGEOP 5253
Basic AnalysisGEOP 5303
Seismic & Sequence StratigraphyGEOP 5353
Three-Dimensional Seismic InterpretationGEOP 5403
Petroleum Data Integration & ManagementGEOP 5453
Reservoir CharacterizationGEOP 5503
Independent StudiesGEOP 5903
Special TopicsGEOP 5923

Students admitted to the Master of Science in Geophysics program are required to prepare and submit a degree plan in consultation with their academic advisors at the first semester in the program. Students will be barred from registering for any additional courses in the following semester unless the degree plan is approved. Students admitted conditionally into the program must satisfy the imposed conditions at the earliest available opportunity.

The plan outlined below applies to the Master of Science in Geophysics program.

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Total credit hours required for M.Sc. degree: 30
First Year
GEOP 501Reflection Seismology303GEOP 503Solid-Earth Geophysics303
GEOP 502Potential Theory Methods303GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective II303
GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective I303XXX xxxFree Elective I303
GEOP 599Seminar100
1009909
Second Year
MATH 5xxGraduate Mathematics Course303GEOP 610Thesis006
XXX xxxFree Elective II303
606006

Total credit hours required for the Master of Science in Geophysics program is 30 credit hours.
The distribution of credit hours is as follows:

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Geophysics Core Courses9
Geophysics Electives6
Graduate Mathematics3
Free Elective Courses6
Thesis6
Total Credit Hours:30

The Free Elective courses can be taken from any academic department (including Earth Sciences Department) provided the courses are 500-level or higher and approved by the student’s academic advisor. Up to two graduate-level Geophysics elective courses can be substituted with 400-level undergraduate Geophysics courses only after advisor and department approvals. No credit will be given for any 400-level courses taken outside the department.

(A) Core Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Reflection SeismologyGEOP 5013
Potential Theory MethodsGEOP 5023
Solid-Earth GeophysicsGEOP 5033
Graduate Mathematics CourseMATH 5xx3
SeminarGEOP 5990
ThesisGEOP 6106
(B) Geophysics Elective Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Applied Environmental GeophysicsGEOP 5043
Advanced Computational GeophysicsGEOP 5053
Seismic Data AnalysisGEOP 5103
Geophysical InversionGEOP 5153
Geomagnetism & PaleomagnetismGEOP 5203
Electrical MEthodsGEOP 5253
Basic AnalysisGEOP 5303
Seismic & Sequence StratigraphyGEOP 5353
Three-Dimensional Seismic InterpretationGEOP 5403
Petroleum Data Integration & ManagementGEOP 5453
Reservoir CharacterizationGEOP 5503
Independent StudiesGEOP 5903
Special TopicsGEOP 5923

Students admitted to the Master of Science in Geophysics program are required to prepare and submit a degree plan in consultation with their academic advisors at the first semester in the program. Students will be barred from registering for any additional courses in the following semester unless the degree plan is approved. Students admitted conditionally into the program must satisfy the imposed conditions at the earliest available opportunity.

The plan outlined below applies to the Master of Science in Geophysics program.

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Total credit hours required for M.Sc. degree: 30
First Year
GEOP 501Reflection Seismology303GEOP 503Solid-Earth Geophysics303
GEOP 502Potential Theory Methods303GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective II303
GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective I303XXX xxxFree Elective I303
GEOP 599Seminar100
1009909
Second Year
MATH 5xxGraduate Mathematics Course303GEOP 610Thesis006
XXX xxxFree Elective II303
606006
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