The institute has actively engaged in teaching and research in applied geological sciences. Founded in 1991, this Institute now has fifteen full-time and five adjunct faculty members, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with emphasizing on the impact assessment of geohazards, geo-environments, and geo-resources. All students are highly encouraged to do publishable research in cooperation with their advisors.

Fundamental Courses

  • Mathematics in Applied Geology
  • Advanced Field Geology
  • Advanced Engineering Geology
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Applied Groundwater Modeling

Professional Courses

  • Groundwater Contamination and Transport
  • Geomechanics
  • Earthquake Geology
  • Slope Stability
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Stochastic Subsurface Hydrology

Requirements for Graduation

  • Required credits: 18 credits (not including 4 credits for required courses & 4 credits for Seminars)
  • Duration of Study: 2~7 years
  • Other requirements: Pass doctoral candidacy qualification examination, Publish at least two papers in SCI journals. (including at least one paper as the first author), Pass an oral defense of the dissertation.

Research Facilities & Lab

  • Groundwater Contaminant Transport Research Group
  • Hydrosphere, Terrestrial, and Biosphere Model Group
  • Groundwater Research Group
  • Engineering Geology Research Group
  • Soil & Rock Mechanics Research Group
  • Environmental Geochemistry Research Group

Admission Documents

  • Autobiography
  • Related Academic Publications
  • Research Proposal
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency
  • Evidence of Chinese Proficiency
Program taught in:
  • English

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