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Geophysics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Earth and Environmental Science Department is the most research-intensive department on campus, producing more Ph.D.’s per year than any other. The E&ES Department includes degree options in geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and hydrology. The department works closely with the N.M. Bureau of Geology, among the most well-regarded state surveys in the nation.

Programme Structure

Program Requirements with Thesis

The student’s course of study must be approved by the advisory committee and must fulfill the general requirements for the master’s degree with thesis and must include (unless taken in undergraduate work): ERTH 325 and 448, or their equivalents; upper‐division geology, six credit hours; competence in mathematics corresponding to nine credit hours beyond calculus; at least six credit hours of GEOP 591, two credit hours of GEOP 592, at least four credit hours of GEOP 593, unless the degree is completed in a shorter time, and twelve additional credit hours in graduate geophysics (up to six credit hours of this requirement may be replaced with non‐geophysics graduate courses with the advisor’s approval).

Program Requirements without Thesis

Courses approved by the student’s advisory committee must fulfill the general requirements for the master’s degree without thesis and must include (unless taken in undergraduate work): ERTH 325 and 448, or their equivalents; upper‐division geology, six credit hours; competence in mathematics corresponding to nine credit hours beyond calculus; at least three credit hours of GEOP 590, two credit hours of GEOP 592, at least four credit hours of GEOP 593, unless the degree is completed in a shorter time, and twelve additional credit hours of graduate courses in geophysics (up to six credit hours of this requirement may be replaced with non‐geophysics graduate courses with the advisor’s approval)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    37686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18843 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11082 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Socorro

  • 845 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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