M.S. in Geophysics

Degree Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree students will be able to

  1. Describe basic principles of the application of physics to large scale earth science problems, including the theory behind the application of geophysical tools in the areas of seismology, volcanology, cryosphere, electromagnetics, and remote sensing
  2. Select and use appropriate observation methods, including both in-situ and remote sensing techniques, to collect geophysical data including both direct observations of material structure and properties, as well as indirect methods that estimate material structure and properties through petrophysical relationships
  3. Choose and apply appropriate data analysis, statistics, modeling, and inversion techniques, through a critical assessment of applicable literature, to analyze, interpret, and draw inference from data that directly and indirectly characterize geophysical problems
  4. Design and carry out a research project that addresses an identified knowledge gap in geophysics,  involves a coordinated process of theory, experimental design, data collection, analysis, interpretation of data, archives research products according to standards within Earth science community for scientific reproducibility and reusability, and leads to a thesis that is worthy of submission to a peer-reviewed scientific journal
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