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MS. Geophysics (Prior 2021)

The Master of Geophysics program is designed for professional geophysicists who wish to broaden their geophysical background without the need for research on a specific sub-discipline.

Thesis Option: 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 Electives Courses6
Graduate Mathematics Courses3
Free Elective Courses6
Thesis6
Total Credit Hours:30

Non-Thesis Option: The program requires the completion of a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or more at all times. The program is designed to ensure sufficient exposure to laboratory and computational tools. The distribution of credit hours is as follows:

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Geophysics Core Courses9
Geophysics Elective Courses9
Graduate Mathematics Course3
Free Elective Courses9
Geophysics Masters' Report3
Total Credit Hours33

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
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 M.Sc. degree: 30
COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
First Year
GEOP 501Reflection Seismology303GEOP 503Solid Earth Geophysics303
GEOP 502Potential Theory Methods303GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective II303
GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective I303XXX xxxFree Elective II303
XXX xxxFree Elective I303GEOP 599Seminar100
120121009
Second Year
MATH 5xxGraduate Mathematics Course303GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective IV303
GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective III303GEOP 600Geophysics Masters' Report003
XXX xxxFree Elective III303XXX xxxFree Elective V303
XXX xxxFree Elective IV303
12012609
Total Credit Hours: 42
COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
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 M.Sc. degree: 30
COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
First Year
GEOP 501Reflection Seismology303GEOP 503Solid Earth Geophysics303
GEOP 502Potential Theory Methods303GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective II303
GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective I303XXX xxxFree Elective II303
XXX xxxFree Elective I303GEOP 599Seminar100
120121009
Second Year
MATH 5xxGraduate Mathematics Course303GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective IV303
GEOP xxxGeophysics Elective III303GEOP 600Geophysics Masters' Report003
XXX xxxFree Elective III303XXX xxxFree Elective V303
XXX xxxFree Elective IV303
12012609
Total Credit Hours: 42

Students can choose from the graduate level elective courses offered during a particular semester.

Course #Course Title
GEOP 504Applied Environmental Geophysics
GEOP 505Advanced Computational Geophysics
GEOP 510Seismic Data Analysis
GEOP 515Geophysical Inversion
GEOP 540Three-Dimensional Seismic Interpretation
GEOP 550Reservoir Characterization
GEOP 606Independent Research
GEOP 590-592Special Topics
GEOP 621Advanced Electromagnetic Fields

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