Colorado School Of Mines

Colorado School Of Mines

Geophysics and Geophysical Engineering


Office of Graduate Studies,1500 Illinois St.

Guggenheim Hall, Room 314

Golden, CO 80401

United States


1-800-446-9488 x3249

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.E. - Geophysical Engineer; M.S.- Geophysics; M.S.- Geophysical Engineering, Ph.D.- Geophysics; Ph.D.- Geophysical Engineering, Professional Degree-Geophysics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Geophysics at CSM is the largest department in the U.S. specializing in applied geophysical research and education. Even so, students receive individualized attention in a close-knit environment. Graduates from the program find employment in the resource industry with major oil companies, contractors involved in seismic and borehole logging surveys, and mineral exploration. They also find employment in the emerging engineering and geotechnical industries with positions offered by government agencies and the myriad of small contracting firms specializing in shallow subsurface characterization for environmental, water management, and civil engineering applications.


Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—School of engineering and technology

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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