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Geophysics

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
Duration
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
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About

The M.S. in Geophysics at University of Nevada, Reno introduces the global properties of the Earth (gravity, magnetic field, crustal motions, interior dynamics) and the determination of near-surface and interior properties through the use of seismology, electromagnetics, potential fields, remote sensing, geodesy and GPS.

Overview

The Geophysics program offered by University of Nevada, Reno  provides a broad grounding in physical and mathematical fundamentals useful for future graduate study or for work in energy, natural resource or engineering industries. 

Students will gain experience in the integrated application of geologic observations and geophysical measurements to the analysis of Earth science and related engineering problems using current, industry-standard computational and GIS tools.

Graduate studies include theoretical, experimental, and applied research in:

  • seismology,
  • geophysical exploration,
  • hazards and environmental assessments,
  • paleomagnetism,
  • rock magnetism,
  • geodesy,
  • planetary sciences, and
  • remote sensing.

Careers

Graduates are actively sought by the energy industry, commanding top salary offers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Ore Deposits
  • Modern Analytical Techniques in Earth Sciences
  • Chemistry and Physics of Magmas
  • Petrotectonics
  • Neotectonics and Quaternary Mapping
  • Quaternary Field Exercises
  • Basin Analysis
  • Advanced Optical and Infrared Remote Sensing
  • Isotope Hydrology
  • Vadose Zone Hydrology
  • Geophysics and Geodynamics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits
  • THESIS OPTION (31 UNITS)
  • NON-THESIS OPTION (30 UNITS)

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
500

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective applicants should have a degree in the geological sciences, physical sciences or engineering fields.
  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from every institution attended for a complete history of your education
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • a two-page Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • the GRE Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning exams;

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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