Master of Science in Petrophysics at
Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Petrophysics is the study of the physical and chemical properties of reservoirs (rocks and fluids). It is the first such program in North America, and addresses properties of subsurface rock formations and the fluids within those strata with particular application to the petroleum exploration and production industry. The course work including graduate research project is a multidisciplinary program with Geology, Physics, and Natural Gas Engineering courses.

Required Coursework

Course Code       Course Name

PHYS 5382         Exploration Geophysics

PHYS 5385         Seismology

PHYS 5388         Borehole Geophysics

GEOL 5305         Graduate Research Project

GEOL 5310         Topic: Petroleum Geology

GEOL 5311         Geochemistry

GEOL 5319         Geology of Groundwater

NGEN 5303         Special Topic: Advanced Petrophysics

NGEN 5310         Petroleum Property Evaluation

NGEN 5312         Pressure Transient Analysis

NGEN 5363         Advanced Reservoir Engineering

NGEN 5387         Quantitative Well Logging Analysis

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree in Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry (or related areas) is required. Students not having enough background may need to take additional undergraduate courses.

Please consult the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Graduate Catalog on-line at:


Contact Dr. Subbarao Yelisetti, the graduate coordinator for the MS in Petrophysics, if you are interested in pursuing this program.

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