M.S. - Engineering Geology;, Ph.D. - Engineering Geology
The graduate program in engineering geology seeks to educate geologists, geoscientists, and geotechnical engineers in several areas of applied geology. Students are encouraged to improve their ability to quantify the engineering and environmental problems and hazards created by geologic materials, processes, structures, and history; they are also encouraged to develop an understanding of the engineering efforts required to overcome geologic hazards. The curriculum emphasizes the importance of practical experience through frequent reference to case histories drawn from the experience of the faculty and from the literature of engineering and environmental geology. The choice in most curricula of studying full-or part-time and of beginning in the fall, winter, spring or summer terms.