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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology


New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology / Program in Geophysics is located in Socorro, NM, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st Not reported Yes
Spring deadline June 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 540

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Earthquake and volcanic seismology, subduction zone tectonics, network seismology, physical properties of sediments in fault zones
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM  87801
United States
Contact Dr. Richard Aster
Phone: 575-835-5924
Fax: 575-835-6436