Petroleum Geophysics
Online at Colorado School of Mines

Petroleum Geophysics
Online at Colorado School of Mines

IMPORTANT GRE INFORMATION

Given the extraordinary circumstances of 2020, GRE scores are optional for most non-thesis and certificate program applicants for the fall 2021 term. This includes applicants for the online Petroleum Geophysics certificate program.

Program Overview

The online Petroleum Geophysics certificate program is designed specifically for those wishing to strengthen their geophysical skills and deepen their knowledge base. Participants in this program can expect to:

  • Develop a solid foundation and proficiency in geophysical methods employed in the energy industry.
  • Learn the most up-to-date workflow and practices in the industry.
  • Develop skills to better communicate with colleagues in other disciplines in the organization.
  • Learn and understand fundamental concepts from well-known faculty, experienced in the industry.

salary potential

$103,400 average 
starting geophysicist
salary (masters)

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Mines rated #1
Best Value College
in Colorado

revenue

Mines rates #2
Return on Investment, 
Money Magazine, 2018

Requirements and Costs

Certificate

  • Bachelor’s degree in Earth science or related field
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV

*Due to Covid-19, students applying for spring 2021 and fall 2021 are not required to submit GRE scores.

 

Certificate

12 credit hours/4 courses

Students must achieve a minimum grade of B (3.0) for the four required courses

Fall
Spring

*Additional courses will be added in the future.

 

CREDIT HOURSTUITION 2020-21
Per Semester
1.0$999
2.0$1,998
3.0$2,997
4.0$3,996
5.0$4,995
6.0$5,994
7.0$6,993
8.0$7,992
9.0$8,991
10.0$9,990
11.0$10,989
12.0$11,988
13.0$12,987
14.0$13,986
15.0$14,985
16.0$15,984
17.0$16,983
18.0$17,982
19.0$18,981
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
  • Serious about a Mines program? Let Financial Aid help you consider payment options, identify employer contributions and more. We’re here to help.

FEES

  • Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition ($999 per credit hour).

More information about tuition and fees.

Career Outcomes

 

  • Geophysicist
  • Geologist
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Earth Scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Petrophysicist

“Founded in 1926, the Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines is the oldest and broadest program in applied geophysics in the United States. Students here, learn from a faculty of renowned, award-winning geophysicists in a close-knit department. Throughout its history, the department and its faculty have had a strong relationship with the oil and gas industry; our reputation for excellence, and the high quality of education our students receive, enables our graduates to establish and cultivate rewarding careers in the energy industry, and beyond.”

Online Student Resources

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Academic Support

Tutoring, Writing Center, Library, bookstore, software access and more

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Student Services

Tech help, Disability Services, Career Services, Veteran Services, Blastercard, counseling and more

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Support & Connections

Online student organizations, alumni connections, Dean of Students and more

Degree Options

Certificate

  • Petroleum Geophysics

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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Term Start Dates

Spring I: Jan. 12

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John H. Bradford

“I am excited to see Mines launch the new online Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Geophysics which gives industry professionals access to a Mines’ degree program while continuing to work. This is an excellent way to improve industry skills.”

Professor of Geophysics