12 months
18324 USD/year
18324 USD/year
7182 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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 University of Wyoming 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.

You will have:

  • 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 experience of an Geophysics graduate. 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.
  • If you're looking for a stimulating, collegial, well-suppo

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Groundwater Flow/ Transport
  • Reflection Seismology
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computational Seismology
  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Seismic Wave Propagation
  • Reservoir Modeling
  • Global Seismology
  • Inverse Theory
  • Global Seismology
  • Geodynamics
  • Engineering & Environmental
  • Geophysics
  • Geohydrology
  • Seismic Data Processing
  • Exploration/Applied
  • Geophysics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application (a non-refundable application fee of U.S. $50.00 is required)
    • Provide Certified and Attested Copy of Transcripts
    • Provide Official Proof of English Proficiency
    • Provide Proof of Financial Support
    • Official bank statement
    • Copy of Passport
    • If you are currently studying at a U.S. Institution, please provide your school’s immigration coordinator. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18324 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    18324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18324 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7182 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7182 USD per year during 12 months.


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