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Geophysical Engineering

Montana Technological University

12 months
48740 USD/year
48740 USD/year
14560 USD/year
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Graduate students pursuing the Geophysical Engineering program of Montana Technological University currently have three choices: thesis, publishable paper in lieu of thesis, and non-thesis.


All graduate students of the Geophysical Engineering program of Montana Technological University, regardless of choice, are encouraged to begin participation in a variety of research and field exploration projects early in the program.

Recent research projects in the department include:

  • Oil Reservoir Characterization
  • Seismic Processing/Interpretation
  • Electrical Resistivity Studies
  • Digital Acoustic Sensing (DAS)
  • Remote Sensing Analysis
  • Ground Penetrating Radar Studies
  • Shallow Seismic Investigations
  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Antarctic Geology
  • Gravity and Magnetic Studies
  • Tectonics of Montana

Engineering geophysical applications are also of interest and a recent project involved the combined use of seismic and electrical techniques in a groundwater development investigation.

Major department equipment includes a 144-channel seismograph; time domain EM system; ground penetrating radar system; gravimeters; magnetometers; gamma-ray spectrometer; horizontal loop EM system; a resistivity, IP, controlled source AMT system; and three department vehicles for field work. Extensive use is made of the department's computing facilities including PCs, LINUX and workstations, and a 28-node supercomputer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Problems in Seismic Prospecting
  • Problems in Gravity & Magnetic Prospecting
  • Problems in Electrical Prospecting
  • Methods of Theoretical Physics
  • Applied Linear Systems
  • Inversion, Experiment Design & Interpretation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above is required for full admission. For provisional admission status, an undergraduate GPA between 2.7 and 3.0 is required
  • Personal/Professional Statement
  • Three references are required for admission
  • Students who have not attended a college or university in the United States or in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand must provide evidence of English proficiency
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24370 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    48740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24370 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7280 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Butte

820 - 1700 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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