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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geophysics, Ph.D.

Degree Requirements

To obtain the Ph.D. degree in geology, the student must have:

  1. Successfully passed a general qualifying examination.
  2. Completed a minimum of three years of graduate academic work (48 credit hours minimum), with at least two years of full-time residence on the SMU campus or at a research facility approved by the departmental faculty and the dean of graduate studies.
  3. Written and made a successful public defense of a dissertation. Additional general requirements for the Ph.D. degree are outlined in the Degree Requirements  section of this catalog.
  4. Satisfied all curricular requirements as specified by the departmental faculty, including: