Graduate Student Opportunities at CERI

CERI offers a variety of research opportunities in graduate studies. Fields of interest include:
  • Active Tectonics
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Geodesy
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Paleoseismology
  • Seismic Hazards
  • Seismology
  • Strong Ground Motion

CERI's dedicated faculty, researchers, and staff have the knowledge, experience, and programs to get you where you want to be.

Interested in travel? CERI faculty and staff conduct research all over the world, including:
  • China
  • South America
  • Antarctica
  • Taiwan
  • Puerto Rico
  • India
  • Africa
  • Central America
  • New Zealand
  • Japan
  • Tibet
  • Europe
  • And many locations in the USA

What is the New Madrid Seismic Zone?

It is an active intraplate region where three earthquakes, probably larger than M8, and eighteen larger than M6, produced ground motion that tore up a huge tract of the central U.S. in 1811-1812. An immense area of liquefaction buried forests, blew up Native American homes, and disrupted commerce on the Mississippi River.

It is impossible to untangle the active intraplate enigma by looking in just one region, so our faculty conduct field research investigations around the world. You could get to travel widely to help us solve pieces of the puzzle.
CERI has a dozen faculty researchers and several more Ph.D. research and support staff. It is a core institution of the Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAEC), which supports projects characterizing potential effect on engineered structures in the central and eastern U.S.

CERI offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees through the Department of Civil Engineering (Herff College of Engineering), and the Department of Earth Sciences (College of Arts and Sciences).

How to apply for admission.

Graduate course offerings in Geophysics

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