Master in Earth Science and Engineering


Program Description


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.


Can be a terminal graduate degree or may serve as a gateway to the Ph.D. program. The M.S. degree typically takes 18 months to complete, and is offered to both traditional full-time students and part-time students; for example, industry-sponsored students on semester-long company leaves.


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

Last updated July 2019

About the School

Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea. Ranked 1st in the world for citations per ... Read More