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Master of Science in Geophysics

Master of Science in Geophysics

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
Graduate education, leading either to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geology or Geophysics, is a major focus of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming. At UW you'll find: A top-notch faculty. Our faculty is dedicated to distinction in research and graduate education. Faculty research is characterized by numerous interdisciplinary collaborations and a remarkably collegial atmosphere. A large department with stimulating peers. Students interact with ~26 faculty, a graduate student population of ~40, and undergraduate majors numbering about 140. There's always someone to learn from, and to share an idea with. Exciting research opportunities. Our faculty conduct world-class research in fields as diverse as surface chemistry and marine seismology, in locations from Greenland to the Puna Plateau in Argentina. Cutting-edge and diverse research groups. Our faculty are involved in nine different research groups: geochemistry, geohydrology, geophysics and seismology, paleo-science, petrology, isotope geology, sedimentology, petroleum geology, structural geology and tectonics, and surface processes. The graduate experience. Excellence in graduate student mentoring is a key goal of our department. Your program is custom-designed between you, your major professor and your advisory committee. A supportive environment. We are committed to providing a supportive - yet challenging - research environment for our students. Graduate student life is characterized by a remarkable sense of collaboration and an esprit-de-corps. State-of-the-art facilities. Our department has top-notch computer, laboratory, material characterization, aqueous geochemistry and isotope chemistry laboratories. We have scanning and transmission electron microscopes, electron microprobe, MC-ICPMS and XRD & XRF. Competitive stipend support. Virtually all of our graduate students are supported on research or teaching assistantships, including several endowed, honorary fellowships. MS in Geophysics: 26 credits of >4000 level UW coursework are required. To fulfill this: take the 5 credits of required department courses; take four required Geophysics classes (12 credits); pick two other geophysics courses (6 credits). In addition, 3 more credits are required in either geology, geophysics, mathematics, and physics. Finally, four credits of dissertation research are required.

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