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Certificate Program in Applied Carbonate Geology

Purpose and goals of the Certificate Program

The certificate program is designed for working professionals who want a specialization in this field. The goal is to provide first-rate continuing education to professionals or geology students who want to become experts in carbonate geology. To reach this goal we offer courses for a comprehensive education that covers carbonate sedimentology, seismic stratigraphy, petrophysics, and geochemistry for an advanced knowledge and understanding in carbonate systems.

Overview and Costs

The Certificate Program is offered in the Spring Semester and 1st Summer Session of each year. A successful completion of the program will require 16 course credits to be taken. There are ten electable 2- or 3-credit courses in the program (see below). Particpants will not write a thesis but the courses are structured in a way that classroom knowledge is directly used in subsequent laboratory classes and projects. The current tuition fee is $2020/credit.

Requirements for Admission and Registration

A bachelor degree or equivalent degree is required for attendance. This requirement can be offset by 5 years of working experience in geoscience. No GRE or TOEFL test scores are required. Demonstration of English proficiency will be required for I-20 issuance for foreign participants. Registration for the Certificate Program will start in the spring and summer of each year and will be handled by the MPS Office of Rosenstiel School.


"To advance students' knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical, and dynamic processes that form carbonates. Certificate graduates will have acquired specialty knowledge in carbonate geology that can be applied to industrial and societal needs."

For additional information about the Certificate Program in Applied Carbonate Geology, please contact:

Gregor P. Eberli
Director of the CSL - Center for Carbonate Research
Robert N. Ginsburg Endowed Chair in Marine Geosciences

Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
Phone: + 1 (305) 421- 4678
Email: geberli@miami.edu

For question regarding applications, please contact

Master of Professional Science (MPS)
Room: S/A 132
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149-1031
Email: mps@earth.miami.edu
Website: http://mps.earth.miami.edu