Prospective Students


RCP seeks students with strong academic records, good communication skills, initiative and a desire to work on an interdisciplinary team to pursue MSc or PhD degrees in Geophysics or related fields.


Many students do receive scholarship support through RCP to help defray the costs of tuition, room and board. Support is dependent on availability of funds.

Where are We?

The Colorado School of Mines is located in the foothills of beautiful Colorado, USA, an area known for its outdoor sports and recreation opportunities, unique culture and natural diversity.

RCP’s research facilities are part of the Geophysics Department, with access to state of the art computing capabilities, software applications and other resources.

Enjoy the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that inspires personal attention.


  • Learn the best approaches to practical problem-solving in a collaborative atmosphere.
  • Investigate and analyze data on active reservoir development projects.
  • Work closely with world-class faculty, seasoned industry professionals, and graduate student colleagues.
  • Present research at sponsor meetings and technical conferences.
  • Gain access to valuable summer internship experiences.
  • Prepare for today’s asset teams with a sound understanding of the contributions of geology, geophysics, geomechanics and engineering to reservoir characterization.

Highly sought-after RCP graduates are well prepared to contribute immediately in the workplace. RCP alumni are among the world’s leading managers and top decision-makers in the industry today.

Hands-on research opportunities

Join our team of students from around the world!


Students applying to graduate degree programs in geophysics, geology or petroleum engineering who are interested in RCP should mention their interest in their application letter or essay.

For more information on the geophysics application process, see the MINES Geophysics website,

or contact the MINES Office of Graduate Studies.

Office of Graduate Studies, Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, Colorado, USA  80401-1887
Phone:  303.273.3247