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: 24 credits (including 6 credits for required courses & 4 credits for Seminars)

Duration of Study: 1-4 years

Other requirements: Publish a conference paper, Pass an oral defense of a thesis.

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,
  • Study Plan,
  • Two Letters of Recommendation,
  • TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency,
  • Evidence of Chinese Proficiency.
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