Qualified students are encouraged to apply for graduate student research assistantships in the various geophysics research groups at the University of Colorado. Individual faculty members or participating departments can be contacted for additional information. Candidates with a strong quantitative background and with computer expertise are particularly welcome. Good initiative and communication skills are essential. Students interested in the Ph.D. program are given higher consideration for funding (M.S. is not required for entry to Ph.D. program).

In addition to extensive academic and research programs offered by participating departments, geophysics students enjoy research opportunities in several University research institutes and centers under the Boulder Graduate School, including the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), and the Colorado Center for Astrodynamical Research (CCAR).

Research opportunities may also be available in nearby laboratories of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Finally, prospective students are encouraged to apply for external fellowships such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships.