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National Central University PhD in Geophysics
National Central University

PhD in Geophysics

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The main research of the graduate program of the department includes seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. Programs in seismic and geophysical (electrical, magnetic, gravity) prospecting, MT sounding, well logging, and geology are performed through international and interdisciplinary cooperation to solve practical problems. Each research group is equipped with the state-of-the-art instruments and computing facilities, including those used in field works. Internationally well-known, the department is evolving toward a more advanced, integrated tomorrow in frontier research in Earth Sciences.

Requirements for Graduation

Required credits: 18 credits (including 4 credits of Seminar & 4 semesters of Colloquium)

Duration of Study: 2~7 years

Other requirements :

  • Pass qualification examination within the first two years.
  • Elective Courses(pass the course of Theoretical Geophysics)
  • Publish at least one first-author SCI paper or three co-authors SCI papers.
  • Finish a progress report of a dissertation.
  • Pass an oral defense of dissertation at least 2 months following the progress report.

Research Facilities & Lab

  • Strong Ground Motion Research Group
  • Subducting Slab Research Group
  • Reflection Seismic Research Group
  • Electromagnetic Exploration Research Group
  • Computational Geophysical Research Group
  • Gravity and Magnetism laboratory Research Group

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