ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The program is rich with opportunities, for both M.S. and Ph.D. students, with a focus on modern computational and advanced data-analysis methods to study geophysical problems associated with atmospheric processes and ocean circulation, oil exploration and reservoir modeling, earthquake processes and crustal deformation. Students in this program receive broad training in numerical methods, mathematical modeling, and geophysics. M.S. students have an option to participate in scientific research activities that include computational and mathematical modeling or field-study projects (M.S. with thesis). Ph.D. candidates in the program conduct original research.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our graduate study programs and research groups.

Ph.D. DEGREE

Typically a three- to four- year post-master's degree. The Ph.D., involves original research, culminating in a research dissertation.

Ph.D. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed to prepare students for research careers in academia and industry.
It is offered exclusively as a full-time program.

There is a minimum residency requirement at KAUST of 3.5 years for students entering with a B.S. degree and 2.5 years for students entering with an M.S. degree. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be achieved on all Doctoral coursework. Individual courses require a minimum of a B- to earn course credit.

Students pursuing Ph.D. degree are required to complete the following degree requirements to earn the degree:

  • Securing a Dissertation Advisor.
  • Successful completion of program coursework.
  • Passing the Qualifying Examination.
  • Formation of the Dissertation Committee.
  • Passing the Dissertation Proposal Defense.
  • Defend and Submit Ph .D. Dissertation.

Ph.D. DEGREE TIMELINE:

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
Georgiy Stenchikov, Ph.D.
Professor of Earth Science & Engineering
Building 1, Level 3, Room 3115.

Program taught in:
English
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Last updated June 24, 2019
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