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Geoscience, Geophysics Option, M.S.

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Option in Geophysical Engineering

Department Head: Dr. Marvin Speece
  (406) 496-4188
  ELC 305

Graduate students, both thesis and non-thesis, are encouraged to begin participation in a variety of research and field exploration projects early in their graduate program. Major equipment includes a 24 bit 144 channel seismograph, a time domain EM system, a ground penetrating radar system, gravimeters, magnetometers, gamma-ray spectrometer, horizontal loop EM systems, resistivity, IP, and controlled source AMT system. Extensive use is made of the department’s computing facilities including PC and LINUX workstations. Software packages include ProMax, Hampson-Russell, VISTA Kingdom Suite, Petrel and MATLAB among many others.

Recent research includes projects on reservoir characterization, and tectonic studies in Montana, geophysical studies of rock glaciers, CO2 sequestration monitoring and detection technology, ground water studies and processing and interpretation of ground penetrating radar data and remote sensing data.

Admission requirements: B.S. in geophysics, geology, physics, mathematics, or related engineering area.
Option: Thesis, Publishable Paper, or Non-Thesis
Seminar Requirements: T.C. 5150 - Graduate Writing Seminar  or equivalent; ENGR 5940  Engineering Seminar


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