Doctorate candidates in this program are equipped to be able to conduct full individual research under supervision of selected professors and associate professors. The proposed research can be in a single field or multiple fields. It is a synthesis of a geological concept in a field, or application of a concept to explain certain geological features in the field. Therefore, the curriculum of doctoral program is flexibly designed and gives the independence to the students to arrange their own programs. However, there are 70% compulsory courses in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The presence of guest lecturers and experts from national and international universities may also be utilized within the curriculum. The prospective candidates are Master's graduates from geosciences fields or other related fields.