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UTPB’s geology graduate program offers thesis and non-thesis options. Most full-time students complete their coursework in as little as two years

If you’re employed in the petroleum, environmental, energyor similar industry, now is the time to consider earning your Master’s DegreeWith the rapidly changing economy, the UT Permian Basin geology graduate program can help you stand out above other job candidates. A master’s degree will also set you up for management roles and higher paying jobs.  

geology-2.pngWe are in the heart of the Permian Basin and our location allows for a multitude of training, internship, and networking opportunities for students to secure immediate job placements upon or even sometimes before graduation,” said Miles Henderson, UTPB Assistant Professor of Geology. 

Many students who earn a Master‘s Degree in geology go on to work in the energy industry, if they aren’t already. The graduate program will broaden your background to pursue a career in any of the geoscience subdisciplines; exploration, well site operations, or field services. Graduates will be prepared to enter and succeed in the work force or pursue doctoral level training and research. 

Our faculty has a range of experiences that bring together new technologies with more than 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry in the Permian Basin.

UTPB’s geology graduate program offers thesis and non-thesis options. Most full-time students complete their coursework in as little as two years. If you’re currently employed, don’t let that stop you! UT Permian Basin offers flexible schedules with graduate level courses in the evening - allowing students to attend classes after work hours.  geology-6.jpg

For more than two decades, we’ve had an excellent working relationship with petroleum companies in the Permian Basin,” Henderson explained. “These relationships provide students the opportunity to work on job-related thesis. Also, more than 300 cores have been donated to the Geological Core Research Repository at UT Permian Basin for research and teaching. 

It’s a very exciting time for Geology at UT Permian Basin! Recently, the department moved into its own building just south of the main campus. Renovations are currently underway on eight new labs and four classrooms. In addition to the building transformation, our faculty bring experience and expertise that can’t be matched.  

Our faculty has a range of experiences that bring together new technologies with more than 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry in the Permian Basin. Our faculty have worked on a variety of projects including the FutureGen Near Zero Emissions Coal Fired Power Plant ProjectDeep Well GeothermalCO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery in Residual Oil Zonesand Horizontal Well Depressuring of the Upper ROZ, said Henderson. 

We encourage prospective graduate students to learn more by visiting the geology webpage and apply today! 

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