Degree Programs in Geophysics and Geophysical Engineering

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Degrees Offered
    Petroleum Reservoir
    Geophysics M.S., Ph.D.
    Geophysical Engineering M.S., Ph.D.
Enrollment Details
Participating Staff
   Academic Faculty  24
Admissions Information
   GRE General Test is required
   GRE Subject Test is not required
   TOEFL exam is required (international)
Admissions Statistics
   Average GRE Quantitative  159
   Average GRE Verbal  154
   Average GPA (4.0 scale)  3.63
   Percent applicants accepted  22%

The Department of Geophysics' welcomes graduate students and faculty from throughout the United States and around the world. Together we are all creating a fertile global climate for stimulating cultural interaction.

Most graduate students in the Department of Geophysics receive financial aid from teaching assistantships, fellowship support from philanthropic gifts, government or private grants, and funded research projects. Financial aid is offered only to full-time students in a degree program. International students must demonstrate financial support for their first year. Support may be available through funded research projects for outstanding international candidates. Complete applications should be submitted by the deadline to insure priority consideration for fall semester financial support.

Degree Programs

  • Professional Master in Petroleum Reservoir Systems
  • Professional Master in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geosciences
  • Master of Science in Geophysics
  • Master of Science in Geophysical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysical Engineering


The department conducts research in a wide variety of areas generally related to, but not restricted to, applied geophysics. There are a variety of research centers and projects within the department, including:

In addition, faculty and graduate students from the Department of Geophysics work closely with other departments across campus to develop interdisciplinary approaches for solving geoscience and geo-engineering problems.


Dr. Paul Sava
Department of Geophysics
Colorado School of Mines
Phone: 303-273-2362
FAX: 303-273-3478 

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