Geophysics, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    27000 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    9036 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WY,
Graduate education, leading either to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geology or Geophysics, is a major focus of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming.

About

Excellence in graduate student mentoring is a key goal of our department. Our graduate program is research-focused and thus has few required courses. Instead, your program is custom-designed between you, your major professor and your advisory committee. The emphasis is on the one-on-one interaction with your advisor(s) as you develop the skills to be a research scientist.

You will be taught the laboratory and field methodologies for data collection, with research localities ranging from the mountains and lakes of Wyoming to the volcanoes of Africa, the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica and the ocean basins (see map). You will discover how to analyze your data and, perhaps most importantly, learn how to convey your discoveries through written and oral presentations.

Excellence in graduate student mentoring is a key goal of our department. Your program is custom-designed between you, your major professor and your advisory committee. Our faculty conduct world-class research in fields as diverse as surface chemistry and marine seismology, in locations from Greenland to the Puna Plateau in Argentina.

Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Mathematical Geophysics
  • Reflection Seismology
  • Global Seismology
  • Seismic Data Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computational Seismology
  • Geostatistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    26 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    540

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    76

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Application checklist for International students

  • Online Application (a non-refundable application fee of U.S. $50.00 is required) 
  • Provide Certified and Attested Copy of Transcripts:The school must send official transcripts (mark sheets, transcripts, exam results, certificates, diploma, etc.).  All records should be submitted in the native language and accompanied with an official English translation.
  •  Provide Proof of English Proficiency (required for all non-native English speakers)
  •  Provide Proof of Financial Support:Official bank statement
  • Copy of Passport (Passport copy can be submitted via a scanned e-mail to admissions@uwyo.edu)
  •  If you are currently studying at a U.S. Institution, please provide your school’s immigration coordinator with the following details for transfer:
  • Students Coming with Family- Please fill out the Family Information Form

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9036 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4518 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fee per 9 credits, per semester

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