University of Houston

12 months
843 USD/credit
843 USD/credit
334 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Department of Earth and Geophysics (EAS) at University of Houston offers a wide range of courses leading to the Master of Science in Geophysics degree.


Required core courses at University of Houston ensure a breadth of knowledge in the discipline including rock physics, seismic wave propagation, geophysical data analysis, and potential field methods. A wide variety of Geophysics electives at Geophysics allows concentration in areas such as exploration, geotechnical, or environmental geophysics, solid earth geophysics, petroleum exploration, marine geophysics, earthquake seismology, and geodynamics. 

Learning outcomes

The typical student pursuing this degree is interested in geophysics and has a good background in the geosciences, mathematics, physics, and computing. Graduates will typically pursue careers with resource companies; geophysical service companies; various federal, state, and local government agencies; in the financial sector; in education; or will continue study to pursue a doctorate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Geology
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Mineralogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International students fall deadline - 7 May




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better in the last 60 hours.
  • Letters of recommendation from three (3) individuals (preferably faculty members), who are able to judge the candidate’s academic abilities and potential for scholarly research.
  • GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing: advanced GRE is recommended but optional)
  • English proficiency test scores, if applicable.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    843 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 843 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    843 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 843 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    334 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 334 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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