This program was established in 2003. The objective of this program is to equip the candidates with the ability to conduct full individual research under the supervision of selected professors and associate professors. The proposed research can be single or multiple disciplines. Doctorate research is expected to answer problems particularly related to physical oceanography, seismology, and atmospheric science. The prospective candidates are Master's graduates from geosciences or other related fields. Since January 2011 a new option was established; earthquake and active tectonic (GREAT: Graduate Research on Earthquake and Active Tectonics).