Ph.D. in Geophysics
Boise State University offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics through the Department of Geosciences. The degree requires completion of a prescribed course of study in geophysics and an area of emphasis outside of geophysics, satisfactory performance on a comprehensive examination, and independent completion of original research that results in a publicly defended dissertation that contributes significantly to geophysical knowledge.
Application and Admission Requirements
Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a physical science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics from an accredited college or university. Admission is competitive and based on transcripts, professional references, and evaluation of a technical manuscript provided by the applicant as evidence of technical writing skills. Students whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL score of 587 or higher for the written exam and 80 or higher for the computer-based examination. Application materials are available online.
Further questions may be directed to the Graduate Program Coordinator for the PhD in Geophysics.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Dylan Mikesell
Phone: (208) 426-1404